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Colorful Brioche with Olga Buraya-Kefelian

January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Olga


You have mastered the technique of Brioche but now wish to expand into novelty Brioche
and experiment with color! Learn to create patterning using Brioche or Tuck techniques.

You will learn all of these methods and numerous tips and tricks while taming any mistakes that might occur along the way when creating Tenchi Cowl.

Skills needed:

Knowledge of basic brioche is required for this class.

Skills learned:

  • Tubular Cast On
  • Brioche stitch using 2 colors
  • Tuck stitch using 2 colors
  • Tubular Bind Off
  • How to fix your mistakes in Brioche/Tuck


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: 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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