Knitting Brioche: The Essential Guide to the Brioche Stitch Paperback – Jan 13 2010
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About the Author
Nancy Marchant first discovered the brioche stitch when she moved to the Netherlands in 1976. She became fascinated with brioche knitting and wrote about it in Vogue Knitting Magazine, as well as in a number of other knitting magazines. She maintains a Web site on the subject at www.briochestitch.com and teaches brioche knitting both locally and at large yarn shows.
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The author has the modesty not to claim the discovery of this stitch for herself and provides a delightful introduction to it. What she can claim for herself is the huge amount of technical information and explanations that come in the first part of the book. She explains the best cast-ons for different types of striped brioche knitting, in as much details as providing three types of two-colour cast-ons, different types of selvedge stitches, different types of stitches with diagrams, with short-hand instructions, on even and odd numbered amounts of stitches, different types of increases, different types of decreases that are appropriate for the stitches. How to knit the brioche stitches american style, continental style, eastern style. Really I get the feeling that Marchant is bending over backwards to be of use to any type of knitter. And not only is the amount of information she provides accurate and useful, but it is presented with a lot of clear pictures, precise written instructions. In some places, you have extra pictures that not only show you the result of a stitch but also the wrong side of the work, so you understand the stitch construction better. Even her texts are written in an interesting tone. Truly an awesome editing effort.Read more ›
I guess it was the row by row instructions that sometimes threw me. Then i started knitting lots of dishcloths until the pattern came clear. My mind is teeming with possibilities.