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Book: Brioche Chic: 22 Fresh Knits for Women & Men
Author: Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark
Publisher: Interweave/F+W; $26.99 http://bit.ly/1qzUzog
So the word brioche brings two things to my mind: French pastry and knitting. I had heard of brioche knitting before but I had stored it in the file cabinet of my brain as likely just some fancy stitch pattern. Boy, was I wrong.
When my reviewer’s copy of Merecedes Tarasovich-Clark’s new book, Brioche Chic, arrived, I was blown away. Brioche Chic isn’t just a pattern book. It’s a book that takes you from A to Z in the fascinating technique of brioche knitting. Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark covers basic brioche stitches, preferred cast-on and bind-off methods, increases and decreases in brioche, reading brioche charts, 2 color brioche knitting, and brioche cables. This is a book that can really walk you through a new technique from absolute beginner to advanced-level work.
Just like the instructions, the projects range from basic to more advanced. I think I’m going to get my feet wet with the Basic Brioche Cowl. (225 yds of worsted weight yarn? I’ve totally got that!)
The garment projects pair brioche with regular knitting to create beautiful, modern pieces.
While the texture of brioche knitted fabrics screams out to be fondled and squished, I’m equally mesmerized by the look of the Openwork Triangle Shawl.
Thanks to the fine folks at Interweave, you have a chance to win your own copy of Brioche Chic. Just comment on this post with what you love about brioche knitting (or brioche pastry!) before 11:59pm EDT, Monday, October 13th. With the help of random.org, I’ll choose one commenter at random to win the book. This giveaway is open internationally.
I get confused as I knit it (probably because I don’t know the charted symboles yet) but I love the extra squish of the finished cloth.
I’d love to try the patterns in that book. They look really nice. Thanks for the chance to win it.
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I love the way brioche looks and feels! And it keeps me interested while knitting…
its all new to me!
I’ve never done brioche knitting but the items I’ve seen always intrigue me. It’s on my list of techniques to learn.
I would love to try brioche knitting. It looks so warm and squishy.
I love how the book goes from beginner to advanced. A good book to own for all stages of knitting!
I love the soft squishiness of brioche knitting, plus it can work wonders with some of those hand-painted variegated skeins that are lovely in the skein but less so when knit up in stockinette.
Looks like a fabulous book!
I want to try 2 color brioche knitting – not only is the look stunning but the feel is inviting and squishy.
I like how brioche knitting can turn some inexpensive yarn into a fabulous looking finished product.
I love the texture added with brioche knitting. It is a timeless look.
Wonderful chance to win a wonderful book. Thanks! (pick me)
Since I still want to learn brioche knitting, I’ll talk about the pastry! I make a mean Brioche des Rois with a fruit topping 😉
what a fantastic giveaway ~ would love a copy of this book
I love knitting Brioche stitches. I have done several projects including scarves and hats but my latest Brioche project was a shawl – it’s so squishy and cozy! I love love to win a copy of this book.
I have not yet tried brioche and it is on my list of things to learn ♥
This is a technique I have yet to learn!! The patterns in this book look so tempting! ♥
I love the sqishiness of brioche knitting