Brioche Building Blocks – Patty Lyons
Maximum participants: 30
Have you long admired Brioche but haven’t taken the leap? Or have you worked Brioche for years, but have trouble reading your knitting, or fixing mistakes? Let Patty break it down in a way that makes it simple! We will start from the foundations of Brioche so we recognize what makes it different and how to read it. We’ll start by working through a one-colour sampler to get comfortable with the motions. Next we’ll kick it up to two colours. Finally, Patty will introduce you to basic increases and decreases! As always, Patty will teach Brioche for both Continental (picking), English (throwing) as well as what you need to do for Combination knitting. She’ll even demo it backwards just to get your mind swimming. By the time you finish class you’ll be ready to take on your first project. Want to learn more? Everyone in class will get a discount code to Patty’s video class that works through 4 Brioche patterns.
Prerequisite: Should know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off.
Yarn: Any smooth DK to worsted weight yarn, one in a light colour, second ball of a contrasting colour yarn.
Needle: Circular knitting needles in the size recommended for your yarn or a size smaller than the yarn recommends.
On circular needle CO 17 stitches. Work 5 rows in k1, p1 rib as follows:
1 (RS): K1 *p1, k1; rep to end of row
2 (WS): *p1, k1; rep to last st of row, p1
Repeat row 1 & 2 one more time, then repeat row 1, ending having finished a RS row.
Tickets are non-refundable except in limited circumstances as described in the Purchase Policy.
PATTY LYONS (http://pattylyons.com/) is a nationally recognized knitting teacher and technique expert who is known for teaching the “why” not just the “how” in her pursuit of training the “mindful knitter”. She specializes in sweater design and sharing her love of the much-maligned subjects of gauge and blocking.
Patty teaches nationally at guilds, shops & knitting shows around the country as well as hosting her own retreats. Her popular classes can also be found on DVD and online through her website on her education site education.pattylyons.com.
Her designs and knitting skill articles have been published in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit Purl, Knitter’s Magazine, Cast On, Knit Style, Creative Knitting, Twist Collective and Modern Daily Knitting where she writes a monthly knitter’s advice column: “Ask Patty”. Patty’s designs have also been included in pattern collections from Classic Elite, Noro, Cascade, Tahki Stacy Charles, Sugar Bush and Willow Yarns.
Patty has been a repeat guest on PBS’s Knitting Daily TV and even quoted as a subject-matter expert in the Wall Street Journal. Patty is also known for her lighthearted “feud” with Seth Meyers.
Patty is the author of the best-selling book: Patty Lyons’ Knitting Bag of Tricks.