Let’s get our brioche on!
We announce with great anticipation a knitalong for the new Field Guide No. 21: Brioche.
It’s a little different from our typical knitalongs in that this one is fast and specific: especially designed for folks who are new to brioche. Are you brioche curious? This knitalong is for you.
It’s gonna be fast.
It’s gonna be fun.
It’s gonna give you the introduction you’ve been craving to this cool technique.
Who: If you can knit, purl, cast on, slip a stitch, work a yarnover, and bind off, you can learn brioche.
The Project: Cushiest Cowl by Nancy Marchant from Field Guide No. 21: Brioche. Make it short or long as you wish. The long one can be doubled around the neck.
Below: the short version.
The Technique: Two-color brioche worked in the round.
The Yarn: MDK Atlas or worsted yarn you have on hand.
When: Begins on Monday, June 20. Concludes on Friday, July 1, where we’ll all have a new cowl and a new skill.
Zoom: Monday, June 20 at 4 PM Central. We’ll share our new little brioche how-to videos, starring the dulcet voice of Kay Gardiner and the clever hands of Allison Volek Shelton. Join us at the Zoom event link here. As always, we will record the event for everyone who can’t make it. Make sure you’re signed up for our free weekly newsletter Snippets here for all MDK happenings.
The Lounge: We’ll have conversation running in our online forum, the MDK Lounge, sharing and caring and helping each other out.
Cost: You’ll need a copy of Field Guide No. 21: Brioche, available here in print-plus-ebook or ebook-only editions. And if you’d like to use the yarn specified in the pattern, it’s MDK Atlas, in either one skein each of two colors (for the short) or two skeins each of two colors (for the long). (Please note that the Field Guide calls for three skeins of each color for the long version—sorry for the error!) See all 22 colors of Atlas right here. Of course, all yarns are welcomed, as ever.
Yeah, yeah, we know that learning a new skill is reward in itself, but we also like prizes!
To enter for the random awarding of awesome prizes during the knitalong, post a photo of your work in progress (beginning, middle, finished, whatever!) on Instagram with the hashtag #hellobriocheKAL. Or post it in the MDK Lounge where we’ll have a Hello Brioche! knitalong topic.
A Cordial Invitation
As new brioche knitters ourselves, we encourage you to give brioche a try. We had such a blast getting the hang of this technique, and we’re looking forward to setting you up for brioche glory.
Ann and Kay