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Brioche and Beyond workshop with Olga Buraya-Kefelian

December 10, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Instructor: Olga


Ever wondered what is the difference and what is in common between Brioche and Tuck and Fisherman’s Rib and how to work them? Join this class to learn these methods and know how to tell them apart and how to benefit from using either of them. We will make this reversible cowl using either of 2 methods as well as master Long Tail Tubular Cast on method.

***Please note this workshop has a 1-hour break; lunch is not provided.***

Skills needed: This class is rated “funky” – an adventurous beginner can handle this project. You need only the ability to cast on, knit and purl, and bind off.

Skills learned:

  • How to work Brioche stitch
  • How to work Tuck
  • How to work Fisherman’s Rib
  • How to differentiate them and their best uses
  • How to work Tubular Cast On


Version 1: Worsted weight yarn

Sample shown in Jill Draper Makes Stuff Hudson (100% US Superwash Merino; 240 yards / 219 m, 113g) – Blue Steel (MC) 1 skein, Spark (CC) 1 skein.

  • (MC) Approximately 240 yards, 220 m
  • (CC) Approximately 240 yards, 220 m
  • Suggested yarn: Jill Draper Makes Stuff Hudson (100% US Superwash Merino; 240 yards / 219 m; 113 g); Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Worsted (100% Superwash Merino; 400 yards; 8 oz ); or The Fiberists Audubon Worsted (100% Superwash Merino; 210 yards; 114 g / 4 oz)

Version 2: Aran weight yarn

Sample shown in MillaMia Naturally Soft Aran (100% Extrafine Merino wool; 87 yards / 80 m; 50g) – #230 Cobalt (MC) 3 balls, #202 Stone (CC) 3 balls

  • (MC) Approximately 260 yards, 235 m
  • (CC) Approximately 260 yards, 235 m
  • Suggested yarn: Woolfolk TOV  (100% Merino wool; 173 yards / 158 m; 100 grams / 3.53 oz)

Bring some scrap smooth yarn in light color and appropriate needle size to swatch with to master the technique before casting on for the cowl.


  • US 9 (5.5 mm) 16-24” circular needle
  • US 8 (5 mm) 16-24” circular needle
  • US 7 (4.5 mm) 16-24” circular needle or needles to obtain gauge
  • stitch marker
  • tapestry needle

Pattern and homework:

Purchase Tenchi Cowl pattern and bring with you to class. No other homework.

Tenchi (© olgajazzy)

Tenchi (© olgajazzy)

About Olga

Having learned to knit at her mother’s knee, Olga’s love of design began at a very young age. Seeking inspiration from industrial and architectural sources, she strives to translate those experiences through her work with knitwear.

Author of Ori Ami Knits: Fiber Geometry, Olga resides in Alexandria, VA, where she designs her own line of garments and accessories under the Olgajazzy brand and collaborates with numerous yarn companies.





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