Part 1: May 29, 2021, 1:00 - 3:00 pm via Zoom
Part 2: June 5, 2021, 1:00 - 3:00 pm via Zoom
This is a class in two parts. The first part will focus on the basic principles of working brioche flat, identifying and fixing mistakes, and increasing/decreasing in pattern.
For the first part, you need experience knitting, purling, increasing and decreasing normally (not in brioche).
Please attend class prepared with the following homework completed for the May 29th class:
With a smooth, non-haloed worsted weight yarn and US 7 [4.5 mm] circular needle, please cast on 24 stitches and work about an inch [2.5 cm] in k1, p1 rib, worked flat. Please also bring approximately 70 yards of smooth, light-coloured worsted weight yarn.
For the second part of this class, you will learn to take your brioche to the next level! You'll learn how to make your brioche seamless by working in the round, how to incorporate two colours in the round, and how to work with two colours flat.
To get the most out of this class, please make sure to attend the first session, even if you have knit brioche before.
For the June 5th class, please have the following homework completed::
With smooth, non-haloed worsted weight yarn and US 7 [4.5 mm] circular needle, please cast on 24 stitches and work about an inch [2.5 cm] in k1, p1 rib, worked flat. On a separate 16” [40 cm] circular needle, please cast on 54 sts and work about an inch [2.5 cm] in k1, p1 rib, worked in the round. Please also bring approximately 100 yards of smooth, light-coloured worsted weight yarn and 50 yards of a complimentary or contrasting colour.
You can use your own materials for this class of course, but if you are in need of yarn for the class, we recommend Cascade 220 Superwash Merino
Bristol Ivy is a knitting designer, teacher, and author from Bangor, Maine. Her work has been published with PomPom Magazine, amirisu, Quince & Co., Making Magazine, and her own eponymous pattern line. She has taught at such events as Squam Art Workshops, Edinburgh Yarn Festival, and Vogue Knitting Live, as well as yarn shops worldwide. Her recent books, Knitting Outside the Box and Knitting Outside the Box: Drape and Fold, both with PomPom Press, explore her lifelong commitment to breaking rules and finding beauty in unexpected places. When not knitting, she’s sewing, running, watching far too many British murder mysteries, and baking a mean loaf of oatmeal honey bread. Find her online at bristolivy.com and on Instagram and Twitter as @bristolivy.
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