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.
I paired some Cascade 220 with a skein of Interlacements and started Nancy’s lovely Jackie Scarf.
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.
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.
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.
Nancy is wearing Nancy is wearing 2-Color Under Dutch Skies Brioche Shawl in the picture of use together.