"Knitting Brioche" is the first and only knitting book devoted exclusively to the brioche stitch, a knitting technique that creates a double-sided fabric, most classically a deeply-ribbed fabric. In this book, readers will learn to knit the brioche stitch, and learn the necessary abbreviations and terms. Photographs and illustrations document every step of each technique. Over 50 different variations of the basic brioche stitch are featured, along with 25 patterns including hats, gloves, sweaters, capelets and more. A helpful glossary of general knitting terms and resources are also included.
Nancy Marchant first discovered the brioche stitch when she moved to the Netherlands in 1976. She became fascinated with brioche knitting and wrote about it in Vogue Knitting Magazine, as well as in a number of other knitting magazines. She maintains a Web site on the subject and teaches brioche knitting both locally and at large yarn shows.