JC17 Brioche Rosetta Stone
with Jolie Elder
Knit-below stitches, brioche stitches, Shaker knitting, and Estonian patent stitches are kissing cousins. Students will practice both methods of making brioche fabrics and produce identical fabrics using disparate methods. They will also learn special techniques for making double brioche fabrics easier to work. Skill level: Competent beginner. Should know knit, purl, slip, and yarn over. Experience with the column pattern from Elise Duvekot Knit One Below: One Stitch, Many Fabrics (Sioux Falls, SD: XRX Inc. 2008) is advantageous, but not required. Supplies: Class yarn (smooth, non-splitting, light or bright or medium color) in at least 2 contrasting colors, long dpns or circular needles to work that yarn (you need tips at both ends — regular knitting pins will not work) one size smaller than what you would usually use to work this yarn, another needle a size larger than what you would usually use (just for casting on).
About the instructor: Jolie Elder has explored a wide range of needle arts after learning to cross stitch at age four. Her formal education includes a B.A. in art and a M.A. in art history from Penn State, and a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies from University of Michigan. She designs, teaches, and stunt knits in the Atlanta area where she demystifies the obscure. She is a past president of both Atlanta Knitting Guild and North Georgia
Knitting Guild, and is currently active with Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance and Center for Knit and Crochet. Her published patterns accentuate geometric structure and feature meticulous techniques. She blogs her knitting experiments at jolieaelder.blogspot.com and posts on Ravelry as “Jolie.”