This class meets in two sessions. The first class will include how to create a piece of knitting using the 2-color brioche techniques. After about an hour (or maybe less) we will move on to increases and decreases. Students will leave the class with a swatch and the start of their hat band (or scarf or headband).
Skills taught & topics discussed:
-- 2 color brioche knitting;
-- increasing and decreasing in brioche knitting;
-- provisional cast on;
-- stretchy cast off;
-- maintaining knitting stitch counts - or if you want to add in stitches, you'll have to take them away somewhere else.
-- reading your knitting
-- 2 skeins of worsted weight yarn. We need about 150 yards of each color to make the hat.
-- additional yarn for swatching and practice;
-- extra waste yarn for provisional cast on
-- 16" needle US #6 or #8. The nature of brioche knitting is fairly loose, so you want a needle that is a bit smaller than the one you would normally use.
-- double pointed needles of the same size for the crown;
-- yarn needle for grafting;
-- stitch markers - at least one to mark the beginning and end of your crown / ribbing
Instructor will provide:
-- pictures documenting the brioche procedures;
-- charted pattern describing the process of making the hat;
-- links for YouTube and other resources on the net;
-- books by Nancy Marchant for perusing
Cost: $30.00 per session