What You'll Learn

Basic Skills Learned:

- Single color and two color Brioche
- Brioche chart reading
- Brioche flat and in the round
- Fixing mistakes in Brioche
- Increases and decreases in Brioche
- Weave in ends in Brioche

Advanced Skills learned:
- 5 different cast ons
- 3 different bind offs
– Brioche unvented inc & dec (unwrapped and without a stitch holder)
- Syncopated 2 color Brioche
- Working Brioche backwards
- Single pass Brioche

Skills taught for Continental, Throwers, Eastern and Combination Knitters.

Four Projects included:


Brioche Keyhole Scarf

Valley Yarns Superwash (97 yds / 90 m per 50g ball; 100% Extrafine Superwash Merino Wool): Light Blue (Color 021), 2 balls 

2 Color Brioche Mitts

Valley Yarns Northampton (247 yds / 226 m per 100g ball; 100% Wool): MC: Sage Heather (Color 51), CC: Lake Heather (Color 42), 1 ball each color. 

Charade Brioche Hat

Valley Yarns Hampden (95 yd/87m per 50 g ball; 50% Baby Alpaca, 35% Fine Merino Wool, 15% Mulberry Silk) MC: Sand (Color 02), CC: Rust (Color 06), 1 hank each color.

Syncopation Fascination Scarf 

Valley Yarns Westfield (120 yd/110 m per 50 g ball; 60% Extrafine Merino Wool, 20% Silk, 20% Yak) LC: Lilac (Color 111), DC: Amethyst (Color 112), 3 balls each color.

Order your supplies HERE

KAL Schedule:

As soon as you purchase your class you will get your introduction handout and videos on Brioche Basics. Then the class and projects will be released on a schedule to keep us all working together.

And people will be joining in all during the KAL, but to keep the fun of us all working together, the video tutorials will come out on a schedule. Work as many of the projects as you like!

All new videos sections come out at 8 pm ET

    • April 14: On sale / Intro videos and tutorials
    • May 6: Practice Swatch, and all your Brioche skill videos
    • May 13: Project 1 & 2: Keyhole Scarf and 2 Color Brioche Mitts
    • May 27: Project 3 & 4: Charade Brioche Hat & Syncopation Fascination Scarf
    • Randomly drawn participation prizes awarded every other week, the sooner you cast on, the better chances to win!
    • June 20: Grand prizes awarded. NOTE: You do not have to finish all 4 projects for prizes. It's all about participation and learning!

Welcome To Brioche Building Blocks

Course curriculum - Learn at Your Own Pace!

NOTE - this is the list of lessons, not the actual class. If you have already purchased the class, you'll find the class in your dashboard. Open and play from there.

  • 1

    Before We Get Started

    • (Required lesson) Welcome to Patty's Education Site

    • How to Add Your Pattern to Your Ravelry Library (optional, for those on Ravelry)

    • How to Set Up Your Ravelry Project Page (optional, for those on Ravelry)

  • 2

    Introduction: Brioche Basics (April 14)

    • 1. Welcome to Brioche Building Blocks

    • 2. Introduction Video & Handout

    • 3. Brioche Basics Video

    • 4. Brioche Chart Reading Basics Video

  • 3

    Part I: Practice Swatch (May 6)


    • 🧶 I.1. PATTERN FILES DOWNLOADS & Practice Swatch Intro

    • I.2 Fixing Mistakes in Brioche

    • I.3 Brioche for Combination Knitters

    • I.4 One color swatch - intro & set up rows

    • I.5 One color swatch - increase row

    • I.6 One color swatch - R & L decrease & double increase (standard)

    • I.7 One color swatch - increase and R & L decrease (unwrapped)

    • I. 8 One color - center decrease (standard and without st holder)

    • I.9 Two color set up and rib

    • I.10 Two color increase & R & L decreases

    • I.11 Two color center decrease

  • 4

    Part II: One Color Brioche Flat - Project #1 Keyhole Scarf (Live May 13, 8:00 pm ET)


    • 🧶 II.1. PATTERN FILES DOWNLOADS & Scarf Intro Video

    • II.2 Cast on Options - Long Tail Cast on OR Long Tail Cast on in Pattern

    • II.3 Gauge Swatch

    • II.4 Scarf tail 1 Set up rows and decreases

    • II.5 Keyhole

    • II.6 Scarf tail 2 with increases

    • II.7 Elastic Bind off

    • II.8 Weaving in Ends

    • II.9 Blocking Keyhole scarf

  • 5

    Part III: Two-color Brioche in the round - Project #2 Two-Color Mitts (Live May 13, 8:00 pm ET)


    • 🧶 III.1. PATTERN FILES DOWNLOADS & Two-Color Mitts Intro Video

    • III.2 - Cast on Options (overview)

    • III.3 Cast on Option #1 - Long tail and joining in the round

    • III.4 Cast on Option #2 - Two-color long tail cast on & joining in the round

    • III.5 Cast on Option #3 - Tubular cast on (off of the Italian cast on)

    • III.6 Measuring for Gauge in Brioche

    • III.7 Brioche purl & working in the round

    • III. 8 Magic Loop Tips

    • III.9 Thumb opening

    • III.10 Bind off Option #1 - standard

    • III.11 Bind off Option #2 - tubular

    • III.12 Weaving in Ends

  • 6

    Part IV: Two-color Brioche in the round charted - Project #3 Charade Brioche Hat (Live May 27, 8:00 pm ET)


    • 🧶 IV.1. PATTERN FILES DOWNLOADS & Charade Brioche Hat Intro video

    • IV.2 Cast on Options (overview)

    • IV.3 Cast on Option #2 - Two-color long tail cast on

    • IV.4 Cast on Option #3 - Tubular Cast on (off of Judy's Magic Cast on)

    • IV.5 Measuring for gauge

    • II.6 Working the chart - first repeat

    • II.7 Shaping the Crown

  • 7

    Part V: Extra Credit Tricks (Live May 27, 8:00 pm ET)

    • V.1.Brioche Backwards!!

    • V.2 Two-Color Single Pass Brioche

  • 8

    Part VI: Two-Color Syncopated Brioche - Project #3 Syncopation Fascination Scarf (Live May 27, 8:00 pm ET)


    • VI.2 Cast on Option #2 German Twisted, Two- Color, In knits and purls

    • VI.3 Set up and First Repeat

    • VI.4 Single pass Syncopated Brioche

    • VI.5 Bind Off Options #2 Crochet Half Double BO

    • VI.6 Weaving in Ends

    • CONGRATS!!!

What Students Are Saying About Patty's Classes

  • This class is worth every penny and more!! For those hesitant to try brioche this is a great start! It also gives you everything you need to make the perfect sweater to fit you! - Jennifer

  • Together, the pattern and video tutorials provide everything you need for this sweater.  And the bonus is you can keep the videos playing while you knit so it feels like Patty is sitting there, guiding you and helping the entire time - Beth

  • Even as an experienced sweater knitter, I always learn something new with each sweater class. I especially love the spreadsheet customization option for this sweater because it allowed me to use a yarn that I couldn’t get exact gauge with beautiful results! - Lisa


Patty Lyons

PATTY LYONS is a nationally recognized knitting teacher and technique expert who is known for teaching the "why" not just the "how" in her pursuit of training the “mindful knitter”. She specializes in sweater design and sharing her love of the much-maligned subjects of gauge and blocking. Patty designs and knitting skill articles have been published in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit Purl, Knitter's Magazine, Cast On, Knit Style, Creative Knitting, and Twist Collective. Patty also is a regular contributor to Modern Daily Knitting where she writes a knitter’s advice column: "Ask Patty." Patty's designs have also been included in pattern collections from Classic Elite, Noro, Cascade, Tahki Stacy Charles, Sugar Bush and Willow Yarns. Patty has helped thousands of knitters become confident, mindful knitters who take control of their stitches!

What's Included?

A fully written, and charted pattern with a full video tutorials. NEVER EXPIRES! Includes:

  • Hours of video tutorials on all your basic and advanced Brioche skills.

  • Ask the teacher discussion boards. I'll be here with you every step of the way. Want to share with other knitters? We also have a community group to share photos and fun.

  • Fully accessible class with subtitles in english (other languages available upon request), large text braille reader ready pattern. Words & chart.

Is the class perfect for me?

Yes! If you're ready to learn!

I am often asked to name the "level" of a class. If you can knit, purl, cast on and bind off, know simple increases and decreases AND are willing to learn - YOU CAN DO IT! Don't let arbitrary labels hold you back from knitting the sweater of your dreams. Remember, the course content is yours for LIFE and never expires, so take your time and grow your skills