Start your brioche knitting adventure alongside knitwear designer and instructor Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark. You'll learn all of the individual stitches and techniques you need to create this inviting combination of stitches. Cast on with the best needles and yarn, and find out how to work brioche on flat pieces of knitting. Then expand on your skills to knit brioche in the round. Create a brioche hat as Mercedes shares tips for reading patterns, shaping the crown and finishing. Take brioche to the next level as you knit fingerless mitts with faux cables and shaped thumbs. Plus, make a vine cowl with gorgeous brioche in either one or two colors. Discover brioche bliss as you finish three sumptuous projects!
Get started on your brioche adventure with a simple but stylish hat. Mercedes discusses appropriate yarns and needles to use with brioche knitting, then cast on for brioche knitting in the round. You'll begin with brioche rib on circular needles, knit the body of the hat on the same needles, then finish up with brioche decreases to shape the crown.
Once you've mastered the basic brioche stitch, add slanted increases and decreases to create a delightful faux cable on fingerless mitts. Learn to use the smooth and flexible Italian tubular cast-on to put stitches on your double-pointed needles, then knit up to the thumb gusset, where you'll also start your wavy pattern. Mercedes shows you how to read the simple chart for this pattern, or you can follow the written instructions that are included.