KAL (Knit Along Schedule)


•          Sept 18: On sale / Intro pattern videos & tutorials

•          Oct 23: FULL PATTERN RELEASE, Sweater body videos, sweater modifications & tutorials

LIVE Cast on Party

•          Nov 13: Sleeves, sweater modifications & tutorials

•          Nov 20: Finishing videos, sweater modifications & tutorials

•          Randomly drawn participation prizes awarded every other week, the sooner you cast on, the better chances to win!

•          Dec 5: Grand prizes awarded

Watch Intro Video

Welcome To Charade Brioche

Pattern Information

Finished Measurements:


Bust (after seaming): 30 ½ (34 ½, 37 ½, 41 ½) (44 ¾, 48, 52) (55, 58 ½, 61 ½) / 77 (88, 95, 105) (113.5, 122, 132) (140, 149, 156) cm.

Length: 22 ¼ (23, 23 ¾, 24 ¾) (25 ¼, 26 ½, 27 ¼) (28, 28 ¼, 28 ¾) / 56.5 (58.5, 60.5, 63) (64, 67.5, 69) (71, 72, 73) cm.

Intended to be worn with 0-3" / 0-5 cm positive ease.

Techniques taught in this pattern include:

– Two color braided cast on
– Brioche basics (for picking, throwing, backwards and combo knitters)
- Brioche chart reading
– Brioche unvented inc & dec
– Fixing mistakes in Brioche
– Working the Brioche for combo knitters
– Pattern mapping
– How to adjust pattern for stitch and row gauge
– Blocking
– Setting in a sleeve & seaming
– Picking up stitches

- Two color braided bind off
– Left lifted and right lifted increase, one ore SSK and MORE!


If you bundle the class with the Customization Unit you'll also get lessons & tools on:

- Body measurements

- Alternative Brioche chart

- Altering your sweater map

- Working a different front and back

- Design proportions & considerations

- Estimating your yarn from your swatch

- AND your customization spreadsheet that does all the math for you 😱❤️


Order your supplies HERE

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

    • (Required lesson) General Video Sweater Class FAQ

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

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

  • 2

    🧶Introduction: PATTERN & FAQ

    • 🧶 CHARADE BRIOCHE PATTERN PDF 🧶

    • Cast On Party - Recording

    • ❓Charade Brioche Intro FAQ - CHECK HERE BEFORE POSTING A QUESTION

  • 3

    Part I. Chapter 1: Gauge & Size

    • I.1. lesson 1 - Welcome to Charade Brioche

    • I.1. lesson 2 - How to Pick the Right Size and Read the Schematic

    • I.1.lesson 3 - How to Swatch

    • (extra download link) - If you need to download the speed swatch video

    • I.1.lesson 4 - Can't Get Gauge

    • I.1. lesson 5 - CUSTOMIZING UNIT - Body Measurements

  • 4

    Part II. Chapter 1: Planning (Live Oct 22, 7:00 pm ET)

    • ❓II.1. lesson 1 - Sweater Body FAQ - CHECK HERE BEFORE POSTING A QUESTION

    • II.1.lesson 2 - Getting Ready & Planning it Out!

    • II.1 lesson 3 - Swatching the Brioche

    • II.1.lesson 4 - Pattern reading Tips

    • II.1.lesson 5 - Sweater Mapping

    • II.1.lesson 6-9 - CUSTOMIZATION UNIT

  • 5

    Part II. Chapter 2: Brioche Skills

    • II.2.lesson 1 - Brioche Basics

    • II.2.lesson 2 - Brioche Chart Reading

    • II.2.lesson 3 - Brioche Two Color Cast On

    • II.2.lesson 4 - Brioche Set Up Rows

    • II.2.lesson 5 - Brioche Inc & Dec (unwrapped)

    • II.2.lesson 6 - Combination Knitting Brioche

    • II.2.lesson 7 - Fixing Mistakes in Brioche

  • 6

    Part II. Chapter 3: Working the Sweater Body

    • II.3.lesson 1 - Introduction to Sweater Body

    • II.3.lesson 2 - Converting to Work in the Round

    • II.3.lesson 3 - One Move SSK (Basic Skill)

    • II.3.lesson 4 - LLI & RLI (Basic Skill)

    • II.3.lesson 5 - SSP (Basic Skill)

    • II.3.lesson 6 - Combination Variations (Basic Skill)

    • II.3.lesson 7 - Sloped BO to Shape Neck and / or Shoulder (Basic Skill)

  • 7

    Part III. Chapter 1: Sleeves (Live Nov 12, 7:00 pm ET)

    • ❓III.1.lesson 1 - Sleeves- CHECK HERE BEFORE POSTING A QUESTION

    • III.1.lesson2 - Sleeve Intro

    • III.1.lesson 3 - Sleeve Customization Tools

  • 8

    Part IV. Chapter 1: Finishing (Live Nov 19, 7:00 pm ET)

    • IV.1.lesson 1 - Blocking Flat

    • IV.1.lesson1a - Blocking In The Round

    • IV.1. lesson 2 - Shoulder seam

    • IV.1. lesson 3 - Set in a sleeve (Basic Skill)

    • IV.1. lesson 5 - Seaming in the Round: Mattress Stitch & Setting in a Sleeve

    • IV.1. lesson 4 - Seaming the Braid & Mattress Stitch

    • IV.1.lesson 6 - Neck Trim

    • IV.1.lesson 7 - CUSTOMIZATION UNIT - Neck Options

    • IV.1.lesson 8 - Two Color Braided Bind Off

    • 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

Charade Brioche Reviews

5 star rating

Perfect fit made easy

Yvette van Schreven

Loved making this sweater. Everything is made so easy: videos to explain all the techniques, how to measure yourself, how to check your swatch, how to put it all together and (for me a first) how to end up with a perfect fit sweater. Very happy wi...

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Loved making this sweater. Everything is made so easy: videos to explain all the techniques, how to measure yourself, how to check your swatch, how to put it all together and (for me a first) how to end up with a perfect fit sweater. Very happy with the whole process and the end result.

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5 star rating

Great class!

Beth Abrams

The videos made it so easy and fun to knit this sweater. Whenever I had a question the videos were there to reference as many times as I needed. This is a fabulous pattern and the end result fit me perfectly! Highly recommend.

The videos made it so easy and fun to knit this sweater. Whenever I had a question the videos were there to reference as many times as I needed. This is a fabulous pattern and the end result fit me perfectly! Highly recommend.

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Instructor

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 sweater class. NEVER EXPIRES! Includes:

  • Hours of video tutorials, as well as basic sweater modification tutorials for: gauge, sizing. Get the customization bundle to make your very own custom sweater!

  • 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