Ann Weaver - Intro to Brioche Class Oct 4

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Intro to Brioche (via Zoom)

Sunday Oct 4 at 1 - 3:00pm (CT)

Register now to learn Brioche basics.
Ann will provide instructions and lots of inspiration.

This is a hands-on class, held virtually via Zoom.

Intrigued by brioche stitch projects but intimidated or confused by instructions? In this workshop, you’ll learn one-color and two-color brioche stitch. After two hours of doing brioche, you will feel like a master and will be ready to take on more complex brioche projects if you like.

The workshop includes a detailed photo tutorial on working brioche stitch. We also will discuss how colors interact in brioche stitch.

The workshop is based on the Rothko Cowl pattern (pictured), which showcases the interactions among three colors in brioche stitch.

Skills needed: Knitting, purling, and working in the round

Techniques covered: One-color and two-color brioche stitch

Materials needed:

  • Three contrasting colors of worsted-weight yarn: (A)100 yards, (B)(150 yards, and (C)200 yards. We recommend Weepaca or Woolstok for the best color choices.

  • 24-inch circular needles in US Size 6, 7, and 8. We will use only the Size 8 in class.

  • Stitch marker

  • A copy of the pattern Rothko Cowl (available for purchase online through Ravelry for $5)

  • Tapestry needle (for lifelines and troubleshooting)

Homework:  CO 111 sts.

Weepaca Color Combinations We Like:

Linen, Katie's Bug, Mustard



Blue Eyes, Pea Soup, Katie's Bug
Ashes, Charcoal, Great Lakes

Ann Weaver has created things her whole life. She learned to knit when she was seven, learned to read a pattern at 22, and started sharing her designs though various forms of publication in 2007.

Since graduating from New York University with majors in Art and English, Ann has worked as a deli associate, Harvard graduate student in Assyriology, Macy’s cosmetics counter manager, teaching fellow, assistant curator, state bureaucrat, temp, Akkadian instructor, medical secretary, assistant office manager, barback, commercial bread baker, and proofreader, among other things. She is always looking for a new adventure.

Ann’s design work reflects this quest for adventure; while retaining a clean, wearable aesthetic, Weaverknits designs experiment with asymmetry, unusual color and yarn combinations, and androgyny.  In the past three years, Ann’s designs have been featured in online and print magazines and books, and are also available as individual patterns. Craft Work Knit is her first self-published collection of patterns, inspired by her family, friends, and the practical garments she wears to work every day.


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