Color Blocked Brioche or Brioche Intarsia
An in-person class with Xandy Peters
Mar 3, 9:00am-12:00pm
Explore intarsia techniques in brioche stitch; it’s easier than intarsia in stockinette or garter stitch! Learn how to add color to a brioche stitch pattern and how shaping and stitch motifs affect the colorwork.
Brioche stitch and intarsia colorwork are best friends. In fact, it’s easier to do intarsia with 2-color brioche than it is with stockinette or garter stitch! In this class, we’ll review 2-color brioche stitch, then cast on a flat swatch. Using a combination of shaping and intarsia, we’ll knit a wavy color swatch. All brioche increase and decrease methods will be explained and demonstrated.
In the second half of class, we’ll learn how to modify our swatches, how to work in the round, and how to add intarsia elements to existing brioche patterns.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Must be able to work 2-color brioche stitch.
• 3 colors of dk- or worsted-weight yarn
• US 6 (4mm) circular needles
• Stitch markers
• Pencil and eraser
• 2 colors of highlighters
• Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes
No pre-class work required.