Day of Brioche with Ann Weaver (5/15)

Type: class

Total Qty Available : 4

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Fri 5/15/2020 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Intrigued by brioche stitch projects but intimidated or confused by instructions? In this workshop, you’ll learn one-color and two-color brioche stitch. After a full day of doing brioche, you will feel like a master and will be ready to take on more complex brioche projects if you like. The workshop includes a detailed photo tutorial on working brioche stitch and suggestions for avoiding and fixing mistakes in brioche stitch. We also will discuss how colors interact in brioche stitch.

The workshop is based on Ann’s Rothko Cowl pattern, which showcases the interactions among three colors in brioche stitch.

Skills needed: Knitting, purling, and working in the round 

Techniques covered: One-color and two-color brioche stitch, lifelines, and color interactions in brioche 

Materials needed: 

  • Three colors of worsted-weight yarn: 100 yards, 150 yards, and 200 yards
  • 24-inch circular needles in Size 6, 7, and 8. We will use only the Size 8 in class.
  • Stitch marker
  • A copy of the pattern Rothko Cowl (we will send to you)
  • Tapestry needle (for lifelines and troubleshooting)


 Come with at least one color of yarn wound, ready to knit! Preferably Harrisville Highland.  If you would like to choose your second and third colors at the shop after you see examples of color interaction, no problem! Or, bring a bunch of yarns from your stash.  


Teacher Bio

Ann Weaver is a writer, editor, artist, knitter, and teacher living in Baltimore. Since 2007, she has been designing handknits and teaching knitting across the country. Her goal is to give knitters confidence to try and apply new techniques and approaches, and her workshops are built on individual attention, a laid-back approach, and a flexibility that enables knitters of all levels to leave the workshop happy and inspired. She is also the co-owner of Plied Yarns and an ardent advocate for and investor in West Baltimore.

Since 1971, we have sponsored workshops to give students the opportunity to study with exceptional instructors in the relaxed atmosphere of this unique village. Our workshops are held on the second floor of the Bethuel Harris Mill which sits at the end of the canal overlooking the mill pond and originally operated on water-power. This beautiful brick building was built in the 1830’s as a spinning mill for locally raised wools and it now houses our retail shop on the first floor and provides excellent studio space for our students on the second floor. It is relished for its sunlit windows, fresh air and tranquility. In order to create the atmosphere of a working studio rather than a classroom, we limit enrollment in our workshops. Most classes meet daily from 9 am to 4 pm; however, the studio is open to students 24 hours a day while class is in session. During the 5 day classes, students will have the opportunity to tour our spinning mill and listen to a talk on the history of Harrisville. Yarn and other materials for the workshops are usually included in the tuition unless otherwise noted.
Withdrawal/Refund Policy: Tuition includes a non-refundable $50.00 registration fee for each workshop. Students who must withdraw have 5 weeks prior to class for a full tuition refund less the registration fee. After this date all payments are non-refundable.
or call us: 603-827-3996 Tuesday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
While taking a class, students receive a 10% discount on non-sale items
in our store, including our floor looms