Brioche has an undeserved reputation in the knitting community for being very difficult and fiddly, especially if you make a mistake. In the Learn to Knit & Fix Brioche course, taught by Matt Akers, learn how to knit brioche. How to confidently fix common mistakes that occur in all of our brioche knitting, so that when you come across one of them in the wild, you’ll have the confidence in your own skills to fix them without a second thought.
This course covers both english and continental knitting style.
Throughout the videos, you’ll learn:
- anatomy of the brioche stitch
- two colour Italian cast on with tubular set up
- how to begin and work brioche stitches English style
- how to brioche increase & decrease English style
- how to begin brioche and work brioche stitches continental style
- how to brioche increase & decrease continental style
- how to tink back, place lifelines and picking up stitches
- fixing misplaced yarn overs and dropped increases
- fixing right and left leaning decreases
- how to Italian bind off and weave in ends
We hope you’ll join us to Learn to Knit & Fix brioche! Share your progress or ask questions over at the SOS forums, and tag your posts on Instagram with #sosknitting and #schoolofsweetgeorgia!
An oldie but a goodie! The Cozy Cable features a squishy, thick design in rich goldenrod. Perfect to wear for a walk in the woods on a cool fall afternoon. #makesbymommabakes #northernontarioliving #winterfashion #staywarm #gingersnaphandmade #sosknitting …
Gauge is important in knitting as it affects the final size and fit of the project. However, imperial vs metric measurements in knitting patterns can cause a bit of conversion conundrum for even the most advanced knitter. Neither system is wrong, but confusion can occur when the unit of conversion is not quite… mathematically correct. Let’s see if I can explain what’s going on with the math and what it means for your gauge and pattern results.
Read Tabetha Hedrick`s @tabismiles new article, Imperial vs. Metric Gauge in Knitting Patterns: The Conversation Conundrum, to help make sure your knitting projects fit and look great by accurately converting and paying attention to measurement units. Happy knitting!
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At the School of SweetGeorgia, we’re all about multicraftual making. It’s even more fun to combine two different crafts in the same project, especially if it means we can create unique effects or leverage the strengths of one craft to make the other easier. Crochet bind-offs in knitting are a great example of this. Binding off knitting can be tedious and time-consuming, but crochet bind-offs make finishing a breeze! In this article, we’ll cover three different crochet bind-offs that can be used in a wide variety of projects.
Continue reading Ruth Nguyen`s @redearthdesignstudio new Crochet Bind-Offs for Knitting article and go forth and bind off!
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You’ve knit top-down and toe-up socks, now it’s time to learn how to knit Two-at-a-Time Socks! Coming to the School on October 5th, knitting instructor Tabetha Hedrick @tabismiles will lead us “step-by-step” through all the techniques needed to knit two socks at the same time with the magic loop method. From setting up, working the heel and rejoining in the round, Tabetha shows us just how easy and doable each step of the process is.
This course uses the Custom Top-Down Sock pattern, which has a very simple ribbed cuff and stockinette stitch. Once you’ve mastered the skills shown in the class, you’ll be able to apply these techniques to any sock pattern you’d like. With this course, we`ve also provided Tabetha`s lacy Prismatic sock pattern (shown here), which is perfect for you to practice with.
Find the materials list at the course page to help get ready for casting on once the course is released!
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Many of our courses feature patterns to help you explore new techniques and skills. Complete with details about the supplies and equipment needed to make each project, these can offer fun inspiration for what to make while practicing and exploring skills in the different crafts.
As Felicia shared at today`s Live Office Hours, we`ve added some new patterns over at the "Create" section at the School. Included in this update is Tabetha`s @tabismiles Tume shawl pattern. Fisherman’s Rib and Garter stitch provide a fascinating fabric to play with colour and light with a squishy accessory to wear as the result.
Follow our link in bio to find all of the patterns included with your SOS All-Access membership. And a reminder that with SOS price increases coming as of October 1st, all current SOS members will keep their current pricing as long as they remain a member. If you`ve been thinking of taking the leap to an annual membership, now is a great time to lock in our best annual rate before October 1!
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In knitting, choosing the right needles is crucial for a comfortable experience. Knitting needles are made of various materials, each offering unique advantages. But, with all the options, how do you know which knitting needle to choose? That’s exactly what I’m going to help you figure out!
Let’s review the types of knitting needles and their pros and cons. Learn about the differences from metal to wood, bamboo, plastic and carbon fibre at Tabetha Hedrick`s @tabismiles "Which Knitting Needle is Right for You?" article!
Follow our link in bio to read the full post »
Do you have a favourite knitting needle you reach for time and time again? Let us know in the comments!
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Happy July! Over the course of the next month, we`re diving into the basics of yarn management and sharing helpful tips for preparing yarns for your next fibre craft project.
Taught by Charlotte Lee @charlotte_milkteacup, you may have already spotted the Pre-Washing Hand-Dyed Yarn tutorial, and new this week, Winding Slippery Yarns where Charlotte demonstrates winding a linen and silk blend yarn (@sweetgeorgia SeaSilk Lace). Be sure to keep a look out for further tutorials in the coming weeks!
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#ProKnitTip :: Wet blocking superwash wool sometimes results in a piece that`s larger than the schematic dimensions. It seems to have stretched or grown. Does this happen to you?.
If you swatched properly—and by that I mean …
✅ knit a large enough swatch (or 2 or 3) to accurately measure your gauge,
✅ chose the right needle size to get gauge (not necessarily the one listed in the pattern),
✅ used the *same needles* that you swatched with,
✅ *blocked* that swatch and got gauge,
✅ got gauge on the *project* and not just your swatch,
… then as the fabric dries, it will ease back into the right gauge.
In the photo I`ve pinned out the schematic measurements and placed the wet piece within those measurements. It looks too large, right? Then I gently patted and massaged the wet fabric until it fit. When it was dry, it was the perfect size.
I was confident that would work because I followed all the swatching rules above AND when I blocked it, I laid it flat to dry *without* pinning it to shape. I picked it up a few times while it was drying and tossed it in the air, then laid it back down again. This allowed the stitches to dry into the shape/size/gauge that they naturally wanted to be in. I didn`t force them to become my gauge. Since I paid this attention to my gauge swatch, I knew that my project would successfully come out to the right size.
Bookmark this post to refer back to later. My Fundamentals to Finishing Knits schoolofsweetgeorgia course covers blocking and all the other finishing techniques you could need. Tap the link in my bio to check it out. …