Knitting Fresh Brioche by Nancy Marchant
The Queen of Brioche takes you Through Creating Two-Color Twists & Turns with Her New Book
- 75 Stitch Patterns to Learn, Modify and Turn into Larger Projects
- 12 Full Patterns for Scarves & Cowls
- Instructions For How to Cast On & Off
- Details on Increasing and Decreasing in Brioche
- How to Weave in Ends & Fix Mistakes
- Learning to Read Charts
This is the book I used when I finally took the brioche plunge. It's a great resource that walks you through every step of the way- from casting on in two colors, to increases and decreases, to reading charts.
Once you have your first brioche project under your belt the second half of the book takes it up a notch with more complicated designs and options for how to modify patterns to accommodate working in the round, and working with one color.
While not everyone learns well from books, I love that I am able to spend as much time as necessary on one page, reading and re-reading some of the more detailed techniques until I solidify my understanding.
Sometimes, with YouTube videos, there can be many knowledge gaps or very diverse terminology and approaches that different knitters take, which can cause more confusion than necessary. This book provides a very consistent approach and enables you to build your skills one step at a time.