Frequently knitters are intimidated by Brioche knitting. I'm a big believer in learning new techniques step-by-step. This is the first step in my Broiche knitting lessons and I will start at the very beginning. In this class you will learn the best cast-on for Brioche and how to work the basic Brioche stitch. Once you've mastered this we'll move on to increases and decreases in brioche and the best way to bind-off in Brioche.
Once you've mastered the basics you'll be ready in future lessons to move on to the next step, working in the round and two colour brioche. However starting slowing with the first step will give you time to really master Brioche Knitting and learn how to 'read' your stitches.
I have to compliment you on the pattern and the
videos. I have never knitted Brioche and have always been intimidated
by it. Your videos went through each step very clearly. The pattern is
perfect for teaching all aspects of Brioche. It is repetitive yet keeps
changing. Each increase and decrease section, I watched the videos. In
the beginning, I had to watch the videos numerous times. By the end of
the pattern I did not have to watch at all! I also learned new
techniques such as the Italian cast on and the tubular bind off. The
videos were indispensable to this pattern. However, I can see how much
time went into both the pattern and the videos. The video instruction
was really fantastic and was a perfect compliment to the pattern. The
pattern as well contained so much instruction. Lots of work went into
that as well!
Carol Feller (StolenStiches.com) is a designer, teacher, and author living in Cork, Ireland. She has published just under 300 patterns and 7 books, including Short Row Knits (Pottercraft) and Contemporary Irish Knits (Wiley), and is a popular instructor on Craftsy.com with almost 400,000 students. She regularly teaches in yarn shops, fibre festivals, knitting retreats and tours, covering a wide variety of basic and advanced skills including chart reading, garment shaping, short rows, cables, and colourwork. Carol first learned to knit in primary school, and there is a strong history of crafting in her family. In university, she trained as a textile artist, and then as a structural engineer and both of these backgrounds influence her work.