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with Nancy Marchant
Online Class

Brioche Knitting: Exploring Color & Texture

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Add a dazzling new dimension to the color and texture of your knits with gorgeous brioche knitting! Join the “Queen of Brioche,” Nancy Marchant, to explore brioche knitting, and create the stunning Checkerboard Keyhole scarf, as she shows you the techniques, terminology and stitches that will ensure your brioche success. Learn how to work the unique checkerboard stitch pattern, a one-of-a-kind alternation of brioche and garter stitch, as you make the tails of your scarf. You’ll create the keyhole portion in traditional, ribbed brioche, and Nancy will show you how to do the wrap portion in two-color brioche rib. Plus, end class with fabulous finishing tips that will put the professional touch on your completed project. Say hello to dazzling color, touch-worthy texture and the breathtaking benefits of brioche!


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h22m

Included in this Class

1. Brioche Knitting Overview

1. Brioche Knitting Overview

Meet the queen of brioche, Nancy Marchant, and learn more about the Checkerboard Keyhole scarf you'll be making in your class. Nancy shares the history of the checkerboard stitch pattern that makes up the tails of your scarf and goes over the basic brioche terminology and stitches you'll use. Then see the many ways you can modify the design of your own scarf to suit your style!

2. Creating a Two-Color Brioche Swatch

2. Creating a Two-Color Brioche Swatch

Before launching into the scarf pattern, it's a good idea to knit a small swatch in brioche to familiarize yourself with the stitch. Learn about the two-color brioche cast-on and how to read brioche symbols on a chart.

3. Starting the Scarf

3. Starting the Scarf

Begin your brioche scarf adventure by choosing colors that please you. Nancy discusses contrasts and variations in hue and tone that you'll want to consider. Then use the two-color cast-on and begin knitting the first block of brioche. Nancy shows how to use a backward loop and cable cast-on to add a second brioche block, then switch to garter stitch for a garter block.