Brioche Stitch Hat and Cowl
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Lesson 1: Introduction2:38
Lesson 2: The first setup round3:08
Lesson 3: The second setup round1:56
Lesson 4: Finishing the setup rounds1:44
Lesson 5: The first main pattern round3:45
Lesson 6: The second main pattern round2:30
Lesson 7: Special tips3:45
About This Class
In this class, you'll learn how to knit Brioche stitch in the round with two colors. The videos in this course will step you through the technique, with lots of my personal tips and tricks.
I suggest you cast on an even number of stitches on circular needles with any old yarn you have lying around, and practice along with the videos on a swatch. Then you'll be ready to start the cowl without being worried about making mistakes!
Or, if you prefer, just cast on for the cowl and watch the videos as you work the first four rounds after the border.
The cowl, which is a simple tube with stockinette edges, provides the perfect introduction to this fun and relaxing technique. The pattern is included with the class, along with instructions for a matching hat, in a PDF you can download.
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This is a great introduction to the Brioche stitch in the round. The videos are clear and instructions are precise. The accompanying pdf has well written, easy to follow patterns for the hat and cowl. When you finish this class you should be able to use the stitch in any other pattern.
I have taken a couple online classes trying to learn Brioche. This is the first time I have been able to accomplish it and I credit Donna's class with great instruction and easy to follow video's to get it done. Although some practice is needed, she has helped me learn this step by step. Thank you Donna!
Donna Druchunas escaped a corporate cubicle to honor her passions for knitting, world travel, research, and writing. She is the author of six knitting books including Arctic Lace, Successful Lace Knitting, Kitty Knits, and Ethnic Knitting Exploration. Her new pattern line, Stories in Stitches, features historical patterns and essays.
She lives in Vermont with her husband, mother, and three cats who all help her test the usability and comfort of her finished knitted items. She teaches in the US, Canada and Europe and holds retreats at her private studio.