Explorations in Brioche Knitting DVD


Item: W0192R


There’s no wrong side in knitting brioche: each row is knitted on both sides, creating a thick, cushiony fabric that is lush and lovely in one color and spectacular in two or more. Patterns are equally attractive front and back, perfect for scarves and shawls, and even larger garments where such versatility is desired. Learn the basics and nuances of brioche from an instructor who has spent 20 years researching and refining this increasingly popular stitch!

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Class Sessions

Introduction (6:57)
Meet Nancy Marchant, the Queen of Brioche knitting.

One-Color Brioche (28:13)
Learn the basic concepts and stitches of brioche knitting.

The One-Color Jacki Scarf (31:31)
Master the Italian cast-on, then knit this elegant one-color scarf using increases and decreases to create a zigzag pattern.

Two-Color Brioche (31:43)
Add a new dimension to your brioche knitting by using two colors. You’ll learn how to use the Italian cast-on and how to use syncopation to highlight colors.

Two-Color Increases, Decreases & Bind-Offs (20:12)
Use increases and decreases to create intricate patterns in your two-colo knitting, then learn how to bind off for a clean edge.

The Two-Color Alex Scarf (36:29)
Beautiful leaves cascade across this stunning scarf that Nancy will show you how to knit.

Brioche in the Round (07:43)
Here are some helpful hints to use when making hats, mittens or socks in brioche, whether one color or two.

Troubleshooting & Tips (20:59)
Learn how to pick up dropped stitches, fix decreases that face the wrong way and recover a whole row should your needle pull out. Get tips on adding new yarn, working with larger pieces and blocking.

Reading a Brioche Chart (27:22)
Learn to read a brioche chart to make it easier to follow a pattern.

Brioche Variations (30:23)
Delve into brioche variations, including stockinette, honeycomb and syncopated brioche.

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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