Next Steps in Brioche
Specialty Class with Michele Lee Bernstein
aka PDX Knitterati
Friday, May 31, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Are you ready to take the next step with your brioche knitting? Michele Lee Bernstein of PDX Knitterati fame will be here to lead us through her “Heliotrope” patterns, an excellent way to learn about traveling brioche stitches.
You may choose either the Heliotrope Cowl pattern or the Heliotrope Hat. Both require the same supplies, and the brioche patterns are the same for both until shaping begins for the hat. You can preview Michele’s patterns on Ravelry.
Michele Lee Bernstein has been knitting since her favorite aunt taught her when she was 14. She began designing about 10 years ago, and designed “Rosaria,” the first-ever Mystery Knit-along Shawlette for the Rose City Yarn Crawl in 2014.
In addition to her design work, Michele also teaches at local yarn shops, fiber festivals and retreats. Her patterns are available on Ravelry.
Friday, May 31
1:00 – 4:00 pm (3 hours)
$45 per person
If the minimum class size is not met, the class is subject to cancellation.
Must be very comfortable with two-color brioche rib. No Beginning Brioche students in this Level #2 class, please.
1. Purchase a copy of either Heliotrope Cowl or Heliotrope Hat by Michele Lee Bernstein on Ravelry. Please print a copy to bring to class.
2. Work through the cast-on round and the two setup rounds. Then everyone will be ready to jump into the increases and decreases all together in the Class. Please come to the Class with this knitting work fully completed.
Worsted weight yarn, 2 colors in high contrast, 1 skein of each color. Here is a list of our Recommended Yarns:
- Malabrigo Rios
- Malabrigo Worsted
- Lambs Pride Worsted
- Manos Maxima
- Encore Worsted
Size US 6 needles (or size 5, if using Encore): 16” circular needles are needed for the hat, 24” circular needles are needed for the cowl.
Students purchasing supplies for this class will receive a 10% discount on your yarn, needle and the pattern if purchased from Northwest Wools using Ravelry In-Store sales. Please note that if you purchase the pattern directly from Ravelry we are not able to offer the discount on this pattern.