Brioche Knitting with Anita Osterhaug

Yarn Folk

June 15, 10a - 1p

Anita Osterhaug is an editor emerita of Handwoven magazine. An author and journalist, she has taught and written on embroidery, knitting, weaving, spinning, felting, and dyeing and specializes in Scandinavian textiles. She lives in Selah, Washington. Anita is the author of Nordic Hands, which will also be available for purchase.

Brioche knitting is a versatile technique for playing with color while making flexible, warm, lightweight garments, accessories, and throws. Learn the basics of this fun technique to make a cozy, colorful scarf.  You will learn how to cast on for brioche, how to knit single-color and two-color brioche, how to make neat edges, finishing techniques, troubleshooting, and some tips for color planning.

Level: Advanced Beginner - Intermediate. You should be able to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off comfortably, know basic increase and decrease stitches, fix simple mistakes (like a recently dropped stitch), and be able to identify knits, purls, and yarnovers when they are on your needles. 

Supplies: Four colors of light worsted weight yarn such as Berrocco Lanas ; circular knitting needles 16” to 24”; size 7 or size to match yarn; knitting notions (scissors, small ruler or tape measure, handy tool or crochet hook, etc.); your well-rested brain .



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