Online Class

Brioche Knitting: Exploring Color & Texture

Get own-forever classes for less than $8 a month!
As an annual Bluprint member, you'll choose one own-forever class to add to your library each month
Gift Bluprint

Learn the techniques you need to bring beautiful brioche knits to life as you use a new, one-of-a-kind brioche stitch to create a captivating accessory!

Skill Level


What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials including patterns
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Nancy Marchant
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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!

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Starting the Scarf
4. Adding a Third & Fourth Block
5. Making the Keyhole
6. The Wrap Section
7. Making the Second Tail

Taught by

Nancy Marchant
Nancy Marchant
The “Queen of Brioche,” Nancy Marchant, first encountered and fell in love with brioche stitch when she moved to the Netherlands in 1976. Since then, she has spread brioche to knitters far and wide, at events both large and small. Nancy has written for several publications, including Vogue Knitting, and is the proud author of two brioche books, Knitting Brioche and Knitting Fresh Brioche. She also maintains a website on the subject:

If you're not delighted with your Bluprint experience, we'll make it right or give you a full refund.