Intro to Two-Color Brioche Knitting in the Round (Saturdays 3/11 and 3/18 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
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Have you always wanted to learn two-color brioche knitting, but been too intimidated to try? This class will get you started and confident with the basics of two-color brioche in the round. The first class will get students started with the brioche portion of the class sample and the second class will be available for any questions, discussions of any issues encountered, and ensuring that students are comfortable with the technique. Instructor: Kenny Lawrence Two 2-hour sessions: Saturdays, March 11th and 18th (10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) Supplies Required: Approximately 60 g each of two contrasting colors of worsted weight yarn suitable for a cowl (soft enough to be worn around the neck. Solid or tonal colors are preferred to better see your stitches, but if you would like to use a variegated, be sure it is light enough you can see and read your stitches. Also, one 24” US 7 or US 8 circular needle. (Loose or average knitters should plan on using a US 7, tight knitters should plan to use a US 8. If you are unsure, do your homework on the US 8 and bring both US 7 and US 8 to class.) Also, 1 stitch marker, and pen and paper for notes and keeping row counts. Skills Required: Students must be proficient in: casting on, joining to work in the round, working in the round, knit, purl, yarn over, slipping stitches, and binding off. Skills Learned: Students will learn to join a second color of yarn to their work, brioche knit (BRK), brioche purl (BRP), and how to read their brioche fabric. Homework: Purchase, or find in your stash, your two colors for the project. Select which color will be your Color A and which color will be your Color B (Color A will be the more prominent color in the class sample, so select whichever color you want to be more obvious as your Color A). In Color A, cast-on 110 stitches, place a marker for your beginning of round, join for working in the round making sure not to twist your cast-on, then knit all the stitches in the first round. Bring your work to this point in for the first class. Class Size: 4 students maximum, 2 students minimum. If the 2 student minimum is not met, Needles in the Haymarket can either refund the class or move the student to a class scheduled at a later date. This class is "mask optional".