This week I wanted to go into a little more detail about the classes that I'll be teaching at North Country Fiber Fair September 14-16, 2018. First up is my Basic Brioche Knitting Class, this will be the 4th year that I've taught this class at NCFF & it's been very well received each time that it's been offered. This is one of my favorite classes to teach because I love seeing the magic when brioche finally clicks for the students as we work on our sample pieces.
Friday, September 14 from 5-8 PM
at the Codington Co. Extension Building in Watertown, SD.
Students should be comfortable with the long-tail cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch, and any generic bind off. If you knit through the back loop normally, you will need to learn how to knit through the front loop before class. If you aren't sure if you knit through the front or back loop, send me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) & we can determine which way you knit.
Brioche stitch creates gorgeous and versatile knitted fabric. Students will receive a free Giant Color Shift Brioche Scarf Pattern. In class we will be making a smaller sample piece so that all the techniques will be covered in the time allotted. By the end of class, students will have the necessary skills to complete the scarf on their own.
Students will learn:
German Twisted Cast-on (also known as the Old Norwegian Cast-on)
How to Knit Brioche using 1 or 2 colors
How to Bind Off
How to Read Their Knitting
Participants should bring to class:
Circular knitting needles 1-2 sizes smaller than what you would normally use for knitting stockinette on worsted weight yarn. (If you are a tight knitter, go down 1 size. If you knit more loosely, go down 2 sizes.)
50 yards each of at least 2 colors of worsted weight, light-colored yarn (can be scrap yarn).
For the Giant Color Shift Brioche Scarf (optional):
Size 7 (4.5 mm) 16″ circular knitting needles
3 balls of Knitpicks City Tweed HW in 3 different colors OR about 165 yards each of 3 colors of any Aran/heavy worsted weight yarn
Online Registration is open through 8 PM CT on September 10, 2018.
Mail-In Registration has already closed for the year, but In-Person Registration is available at the event as long as there are still spots available.
I hope you're having a great day with lots of crafting fun & that I'll see you in-class at NCFF in just a few short weeks!