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Learn Brioche and start your first shawl, Behutsam by Katrin Schubert.

In the morning session, you will refresh/learn one colour, then two colour brioche. We will discuss fixing basic mistakes like missed yarn overs, purls instead of knits, tinking, and using lifelines.

In the afternoon session we will start the shawl and you will learn how to read a brioche pattern and work increases and decreases. Behutsam Shawl is a great starter shawl, as once we have got past row 11 it’s “rinse and repeat”, a great way to really get into and understand brioche!

Rebecca will bring inspirational samples and discuss designers so you can get set up for your next brioche project too!

Participants need to be comfortable knitting and purling and fixing basic mistakes. Experience in making yarn overs is helpful.


  • Behutsam pattern by Katrin Schubert:

  • 3.75mm / US size 5 circular needles, minimum 32” length for DK weight yarn

  • 3.25mm / US size 3-4, minimum 32” length for Fingering/Sport weight yarn

  • 2 x stitch markers – preferably ones designed to work next to yarn overs.

  • Thin strong yarn / cord for lifelines.

  • Darning needle

  • Crochet hook 3.4mm (for fixing mistakes)

    Yarn to Learn / Practice Brioche:
    Two colours of smooth worsted weight or DK yarn, 40m / 45y / 20g in a solid colour and high contrast and 3.5mm DPN’s or circular needles.

  • Homework:

    Cast on 21 sts and work 3 rows as follows: Row 1: Purl, Row 2: Knit, Row 3: Purl.

    Yarn for Shawl:

    2 colours in high contrast (light / dark) yarn. You can use DK as per the pattern or fingering/sport for a lighter/smaller shawl. Recommend either 2 semi solids, or one semi solid and one variegated.

    DK: 2 x skeins of each colour, approx. 450m (900m total). Fingering: 1 x skein of each colour, approx. 400m (800m total)

Rebecca has been knitting since she was 7 years old, crocheting since she was 10, and has always had a love for textiles and colour. Teaching people how to knit and crochet expresses one of her greatest joys; sharing her creativity and passion with people. She turned her passions into making a living when she started WildWestDye, all Natural dyed, hand dyed yarn in 2020, and opening Baaad Rabbit’s Fibre Arts Co. in New West, with Paula from Baaad Anna’s in 2022.

Blue/ multi-coloured sample is DK weight and uses WildWestDye’s Pure Merino DK for solid, and Merino/ cashmere/ silk for variegated:

Pure Merino: weight-yarn-100g-cakes

Merino/ cashmere/ silk: 3ply-merino-cashmere-silk-dk-weight-100g-cakes

Singles Fingering: dyed-soft-singles-fingering-weight-yarn


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