Brioche Knitting: Exploring Color & Texture DVD


Item: W0354R


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!

NOTE: Any PDF materials associated with this class are not provided with the DVD-only purchase. You must have streaming access to download those materials. To purchase the combination DVD + Streaming form of this class, click here.

Class Sessions

Brioche Knitting Overview (19:05)
Meet the queen of brioche, Nancy Marchant, and learn more about the Checkerboard Keyhole scarf you’ll be making in your class. Nancy shares the history of the checkerboard stitch pattern that makes up the tails of your scarf and goes over the basic brioche terminology and stitches you’ll use. Then see the many ways you can modify the design of your own scarf to suit your style!

Creating a Two-Color Brioche Swatch (24:03)
Before launching into the scarf pattern, it’s a good idea to knit a small swatch in brioche to familiarize yourself with the stitch. Learn about the two-color brioche cast-on and how to read brioche symbols on a chart.

Starting the Scarf (30:22)
Begin your brioche scarf adventure by choosing colors that please you. Nancy discusses contrasts and variations in hue and tone that you’ll want to consider. Then use the two-color cast-on and begin knitting the first block of brioche. Nancy shows how to use a backward loop and cable cast-on to add a second brioche block, then switch to garter stitch for a garter block.

Adding a Third & Fourth Block (15:41)
The tail of your scarf alternates brioche blocks and garter blocks. Knit along with Nancy as you add the third and fourth blocks. If you want a wider scarf or longer tail, it’s easy to add more blocks. Nancy shows you how!

Making the Keyhole (14:10)
Nancy walks you through the creation of the keyhole segment of your scarf, separating your colors onto separate needles to knit in rib. When the keyhole is long enough, Nancy shows how to join the two sides again so you can continue with the body of the scarf.

The Wrap Section (17:05)
You have many options for knitting the wrap portion of your scarf, both in stitch pattern and in length. Nancy uses a straight, striped brioche stitch to create a cushy, two-toned wrap, but you can also use garter stitch, checkerboard brioche or other stitch pattern. If you prefer a looser scarf, you can make it jewelry length or even long enough to wrap twice!

Making the Second Tail (21:46)
Finish your scarf with the second tail, this time binding off the blocks as you go. Nancy shows how to weave in your tails invisibly, then how to steam-block so the stitches relax but the scarf stays fluffy and warm. Your fashionable scarf is ready to wear with pride!

Your Instructor

Nancy Marchant
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 subject: www.briochestitch.com.


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