Beginner Two Color Brioche in the Round - June 2 1:30-4:30 PMQuixotic Fibers
Sunday, June 2: 1:30-4:30 PM
Knitting in the round with two colors is the easiest way to begin learning brioche.
Learn the basic brioche knit and brioche purl stitches while knitting a two-color brioche cowl in the round. We will be using Lavanya Patricella's Beginner's Brioche Cowl pattern. This is written for bulky yarn, but we can easily adjust it for worsted weight yarn by adding stitches.
- If you would like to knit a good sized cowl, you will need to 2 full skeins (100 grams each) of worsted or bulky yarn in contrasting colors. If you want to knit a smaller cowl, like the second one pictured, you need about 50 grams each of worsted weight yarn in contrasting colors. We have some yarn packs for this cowl available here.
- For bulky yarn, 16 inch circular needles in size 10.5 or 11. For worsted weight yarn, 16 inch circular needles in size 7. For brioche it is often necessary to go down a needle size to avoid the stitches being too loose, so please bring a needle one size smaller from what you would normally use for the yarn you choose.
Level: Intermediate Beginner. Students must be completely comfortable with the knit and purl stitches.
Instructor: Carla Billingsley
Carla Billingsley rediscovered knitting shortly after her 40th birthday when she fell in love with handpainted and novelty yarns. At first she only made rectangles and triangles: scarves, throws, and shawls. Eventually she worked up the courage to try lace and socks. After learning to turn her first heel she realized that you can learn anything if you set your mind to it, and that learning is really easy if you can take a class with a good teacher. In 2014 she and her husband Curtis moved to Texas and in June 2015 they opened Quixotic Fibers. From the beginning, her vision for the shop was that it is not just a place to buy yarn and fiber, but that it should become a community resource dedicated to the preservation and development of the fiber arts, a place where knitters, crocheters, weavers, and spinners can gather to learn from and to inspire each other.
Registration and Cancellation Policies
If you prefer to register over the telephone, please call Quixotic Fibers at 903-564-3740.
If the minimum number of students have not signed up 3 days before the class, we will unfortunately have to cancel the class. We usually require a minimum number of students only for classes where the instructor has to travel some distance. If we have to cancel a class, you will be notified 3 days in advance and will be given a full refund.
Cancellation: There is a $2 cancellation fee. At least a 3-day notice is required for cancellation without additional charges. Cancellations with 24-72 hour notice are eligible for a 50% refund. Cancellations with less than 24 hour notice are not refundable.