• My New Crush on Brioche

    Posted on August 14, 2013 by in Adventure Awaits, Knitting, Latest Updates, My Projects, Work in Progress

    A number of years back I took a course called Estonian “Patent” Stitches with Merike  Saarniit all about Paired Stitches a Brioche type of knitting from Estonia. I learned a lot and really enjoyed the class.

    Time passed and Nancy Marchant published her book; Knitting Brioche, I was fascinated. Filled with beautiful patterns and all kinds of different types and styles of Brioche the book rekindled my passion for this type of knitting.

    Last January I had the chance to take a Beyond Basic Brioche class with Nancy at Vogue Knitting Live. It was AMAZING!


    During my Spring 2013 Road Trip, I stopped at Stitch Your Art Out near State College PA, where I found some lovely yarn.

    Stitch your Art Out

    I paired some Cascade 220 with a skein of Interlacements and started Nancy’s lovely Jackie Scarf.

    Brioche Jackie a

    It took a bit to refresh my memory and learn the pattern but I got it under control. After a few repeats I started to play with making my own increases and decreases.

    Playing with my Brioche

    I love Brioche all squishy and soft and cuddly. I understand Brioche and I think that is important for this technique because Brioche is very similar to Stockinette knitting with just a little bit more, but it is not difficult.

    Dark side Close up

    If you are interested in learning Brioche with Nancy Marchant you can take her Craftsy Class  Explorations in Brioche Knitting 

    Take time to learn something new today.

    Blissful Knitting,



    Nancy is wearing Nancy is wearing 2-Color Under Dutch Skies Brioche Shawl in the picture of use together.


3 Responses so far.

  1. Jennifer says:

    I love Brioche! Haven’t been brave enough to try colorwork – I see lots of experimentation in my future.

  2. I’m very intrigued by the idea of brioche. Can it be done with sock weight yarns? Something with drape? Or is it better suited to dk? I don’t like knitting with heavier yarns, because I don’t really like *wearing* heavier yarns, but I suppose if it was the only way I could make something that beautiful, I’d get used to it. 🙂

  3. Kate says:

    YES You CAN!!!
    You can Brioche with anything.
    This is Nancy’s Ravelry page
    showing most of her patterns they include all weights of yarn including fine kid mohair.
    Once you learn the technique you can apply it however you want.

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