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Visit our new space in Berkeley! Curated yarn selection, craft kits, toys and more.
Visit our new space in Berkeley! Curated yarn selection, craft kits, toys and more.

Beginning Brioche Class (Berkeley)

$ 45.00
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Become a fan of brioche family of stitches. This intriguing and unique knitting technique produces irresistible, soft, 3-dimentional and reversible fabric. In this class, you will learn basic brioche in one and two colors. 

Your handout will have some other simple brioche stitches that you will be able to do on your own. Among the topics covered in this class are: selvage edges, special tips on cast on and bind off, best yarns to use, reading a chart and instructions.

Instructor - Faina Goberstein

Faina Goberstein is an independent knitwear designer, author, and a professional teacher. Taking an early retirement from a long career as a math professor gave Faina a chance to let her creativity and long-time passion for knitwear design to become a second profession. She now teaches at live events and virtually for Vogue Knitting Live, Rowan Connect, Interweave Yarn Fest, and various venues such as guilds, fiber fests, and yarn shops locally, around the country and abroad.

The class will take place in person at our Berkeley shop located at 2921 College Avenue.

Cast on, knit, purl and bind off. 

Worsted weight yarn, in 2 contrasting solid or semi-solid colors
US 8 (5 mm) or US 7 (4.5 mm) 24" circular needle
Third needle or stitch holder, if you are making the extra cast on
Completed homework (see below)

1. Practice the long tail cast on
2. With one circular needle and color A, CO 20 stitches and leave them on the needle.
Repeat instructions in #2 with color B and another needle.  We will use both cast-ons in class.           

Suggestion: In case you will need to start the swatch over, prepare another cast-on with the third needle (you can place sts on a holder, if you do not have an extra needle).   

Supplies are not included in the cost of the class. If you choose to purchase supplies the day of the class, please arrive at the shop 30 minutes prior to the class start time to allow enough time.

If you need to cancel your reservation, please let us know as soon as possible and at least 48 hours ahead of the day and we will issue a store credit for the cost of the class. Day before or day of cancellations will result in a forfeiture of the class cost. No shows cannot be credited or refunded.