When I say brioche, people often visualise delicious sweet bread that is a speciality of France rather than knitting but this is definitely not a baking class!
What is brioche?
At it’s core, brioche is a way of knitting that allows you to create beautiful double-sided squishy fabrics. The term brioche is used interchangeably to describe both the technique for creating the brioche stitch patterns and the stitch itself. It combines it’s own set of knitting abbreviations and concepts with knitting abbreviations and techniques that are common to all knitting.
In this masterclass we will look at the main brioche stitch patterns of brioche and how these are achieved. This document will use the terms defined by Nancy Marchant who really brought awareness of the technique to knitters and also standardised the language.
As it’s most basic, brioche can be used to create soft, reversible fabrics that make great accessories. In addition to this, due to its linear nature, beautiful motifs can be created with little effort and these can enhance the look and feel of all sorts of knitted projects.
I spent forever promising myself that I would learn how to knit brioche patterns and just never got around to it but now that I have, I'm completely addicted to it and I can even do it while watching TV!
And if I can do it, so can you! I have broken down brioche into a series of really easy to follow video tutorials with a sample pattern for each one that will get you to your goal of being able to knit brioche in a very short time!