Petite Brioche: 2-Color Brioche in the Round with Michele Bernstein

Brioche knitting is the current “it knit” and you can do it, too! Brioche knitting is easier in the round than flat, and even easier with two colors rather than one. We’ll learn basic brioche rib while knitting a simple headband or cowl. We’ll also learn how to fix common mistakes in brioche knitting.

Skill Level: Must be able to knit/purl; cast on/bind off; work in the round.

You’ll Need: One light colored and one dark colored heavy worsted to Aran weight yarn, 100 yards each (example: Malabrigo Worsted), and 16 inch US 6 circular needle (no magic loop or dpns for first time brioche, please), one stitch marker for beginning of round.

Homework: With dark color, loosely cast on 72 sts (90 sts for cowl) using long tail cast on. Join to work in the round, then knit 1 round. Bring yarn to front and leave it hanging there.

Where: Virtual on Zoom.
When: Saturday, November 4, 2023 from 1 pm–3 pm ET.
Class Size: Maximum 30 students.
Class Fee: $30 members & $35 non-members
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Michele Lee Bernstein, PDXKnitterati, designs and teaches from her home base in Portland, Oregon. She loves designing accessories, especially if they use one or two skeins of very special yarn. She’s fond of texture (brioche, lace, entrelac, elongated stitches), and loves using interesting techniques to make small objects sing. Her patterns are available through Ravelry and Payhip.

Michele loves teaching knitters to be the boss of their knitting! She teaches at fiber festivals (Vogue Knitting Live, Red Alder Fiber Arts Festival, Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival), guild meetings, retreats, and local yarn shops. Her book, Brioche Knit Love: 21 Skill Building Projects from Simple to Sublime combines her love for teaching and designing, using simple accessories to take knitters from the easiest one color brioche through more complex brioche techniques.

Michele blogs about knitting, food, and music at You can also find her on Instagram, Facebook, Ravelry, YouTube, and Twitter; she’s PDXKnitterati on all platforms.