Nancy Marchant
Craftsy Instructor

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The “Queen of Brioche,” Nancy Marchant, first encountered and fell in love with brioche stitch when she moved to the Netherlands in 1976. Since then, she has spread brioche to knitters far and wide, at events both large and small. Nancy has written for several publications, including Vogue Knitting, and is the proud author of two brioche books, Knitting Brioche and Knitting Fresh Brioche. She also maintains a website on the ... Read Full Bio »

Nancy's Craftsy Classes


Brioche Knitting: Exploring Color & Texture

Add a dazzling new dimension to the color and texture of your knits with gorgeous brioche knitting! Join the “Queen of Brioche,” Nancy Marchant, to explore brioche knitting, and create the stunning Checkerboard Keyhole scarf, as she shows you the techniques, terminology and stitches that will ensure your brioche success. Learn how to work the unique checkerboard stitch pattern, a one-of-a-kind alternation of brioche and garter stitch, as you make the tails of your scarf. You’ll create the keyhole portion in traditional, ribbed brioche, and Nancy will show you how to do the wrap portion in two-color brioche rib. Plus, end class with fabulous finishing tips that will put the professional touch on your completed project. Say hello to dazzling color, touch-worthy texture and the breathtaking benefits of brioche!

$14.99 $29.99


Explorations in Brioche Knitting

Master the versatile, reversible European stitch known as brioche. Knit along with Nancy as you learn the basic brioche stitches, increases and decreases, then cast on to create the deliciously textured one-color Jacki scarf or the stunningly patterned two-color Alex scarf. Patterns and charts are included!

$19.99 $39.99

What's New

Dec 10, 2014
My new book, Knitting Fresh Brioche, is now available. Loads of new stitch patterns, each one just waiting to become a beautiful scarf or shawl.

Nancy's Patterns

Jacki Revisited Icelandic Style

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Nancy's Projects

Color Options, Checkboard Keyhole Scarf
Brioche Checkerboard Keyhole Scarf
Gradating Mohair Grid Scarf
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