Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Brioche Knitting

This weekend all the Craftsy classes were on sale for spring, and of course I bought a few.

I had never heard of brioche knitting, but the class 'Explorations in Brioche Knitting' looked intriguing. Here are my samples -


This is the first sample made with one colour. It makes a nice lofty knit fabric.


This is the two colour sample, and this is where brioche knitting really shines.


The knit columns stand out against the contrasting background, and the back is the reverse colours. The sample also shows "syncopation", where the column colours are reversed.

The Craftsy class was wonderful! The teacher, Nancy Marchant, wrote the book on brioche knitting, and everything in the class was incredibly well explained. Now I just have to spin enough wool to make the two colour scarf from the class.

Thank-you so much for the wonderful response to my Free Motion Tutorial! I hope you are learning something new too.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

2 comments:

Raewyn said...

Gorgeous samples Joanne!! It seems this stitch would be really warm and will make beautiful cosy scarves - get spinning!!!

Larissa said...

These look great Joanne!!! You're really done a fantastic job!! I saw that sale too and enrolled in both the Quilting with Feathers and Foundation Piecing courses. I've had a look through the first few lessons already, but not yet started any projects - I was working on a stitchery while watching them, and have a few more things I need to work on first before I can allow myself to be sucked into the projects in these classes ;) ... Keep going with the knitting - it looks like a gorgeous technique!!