Intro to Brioche Knitting


Price includes 2 hours of class.

A virtual class with Xandy Peters

Jan 14, 10:00am-12:00pm CDT

Brioche fabric is known for being double-sided and extra squishy. The technique is easy once you learn the basics, but it can be difficult to get started on your own. Xandy introduces both the basics and the logic behind this intriguing technique.

Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 4 weeks following the event.

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First, we will make a basic swatch and look at the unique terms and symbols used in brioche stitch patterns. The second half of the class is dedicated to examining and understanding our brioche swatches and troubleshooting common mistakes.

This class focuses on 2-color brioche worked flat, but information will also be provided for 1-color (it’s more advanced than with 2 colors!) and circular techniques.

Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Knit, purl, slip, yarn over and experience reading written or charted patterns.

Supply List
• Worsted weight yarn in 2 colors
• US 6 (4mm) circular or double pointed needles
• Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes

No pre-class work required.

Additional information

Skill Level

Main Technique


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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Mary C.
Excellent way to learn Brioche techniques

Another fun and successful class! My first try at knitting Brioche a couple of years ago in the round was really challenging and although I was glad to have tried it, I often wore my mistake riddled headband thinking I’d never knit brioche again. Having had a great experience learning a different challenging technique with Xandy at stitches west this year, I felt new inspiration about giving brioche another try. And, I’m SO glad I did! Xandy is a patient and experienced teacher and I felt completely invited into the more daunting steps of this technique. Trusting your teacher is very helpful as you knit your first “rows” for this flat approach to brioche because the working yarn position of front or back or over isn’t obvious or intuitive for awhile. I trusted Xandy through this stage and it worked!!! Perhaps the best part of this class was the thorough mistakes section. We learned many types of mistakes, what causes them and how best to fish them. Not just described — demonstrated! We practiced finding our mistakes and fixing them using our handouts. This gave me the confidence to keep going in the days after our class when I did find myself making mistakes AND I DID find myself FIXING them on my own!! I made many mistakes on this swatch and fixed all of them except one (as a future reference for myself).

This teacher is very good at giving the big picture while at the same time breaking down complex techniques into approachable steps to yield beautiful results. A fabulous class to really open up this beautiful aspect of knitting. Thank you Xandy!!

Sally B.
Excellent class!

This class was excellent! I've wanted to learn for a long time and two-hour class in real time with recording was the perfect way for me to get started learning this technique. Xandy is a great teacher and the class was really well paced. I particularly appreciated the great handout provided well ahead of time. That really helped me follow things through the class. I often make a mistake, have to rip out a bit, then get behind. That's ok because I have the recording. It's very hard to balance plodders like me with people who are faster paced. I thought Xandy did a great job with that balancing. In the future, I'd be interested in brioche class for a focused beginner project, like fingerless mitts, or something like that.

Joyce C.
would recommend

Great class! I had tried brioche knitting before but found the intro using two colors of yarn much easier to understand. I would recommend to anyone wanting to get started in brioche knitting.

Claire B.
Good Class

This is one of the best classes I have taken from Stitches. The handout was excellent. The amount of information exactly fit the time allocated. The teacher was very clear and helpful. I learned a lot in the class. Thanks!