Trunk Show and No Fear Brioche

Trunk Show

Keith will be at the shop from 2:00-6:00 PM with his collection of Zen Yarn Garden and Three Irish Girls Yarn.

No Fear Brioche Stitch

Class, 6:00-8:00 PM, $65 (Students may bring their own materials)

An introduction to one and two-color brioche stitch

Brioche stitch is all the rage! Gazing upon a brioche pattern may be intimidating, but this class will break down its components as you begin to master this unique and oddly constructed stitch pattern. Brioche stitch makes for a lofty and squishy fabric that is perfect for sweaters, scarves hats and blankets. Come join the fun and learn some new knitting abbreviations such as "Bark" and "Burp"! This class has no homework.

Materials:

• 2 colors worsted weight yarn

• Size #7 24” circular knitting needles

• Darning needle • Scissors

Keith Leonard

Keith gained a love for knitting at the age of eleven when he joined a lunchtime knitting program at school in his hometown of Haworth, New Jersey. After working at four major knitting stores in Upstate New York, New Jersey, and New York City, he realized there was no specialized service for knitwear finishing. He took the initiative to start his own business, called Knits All Done, a service for knitters to outsource their knitted items for professional finishing. Keith’s expertise in finishing and knitting then led to requests from yarn shops and knitting guilds to teach his techniques. He now travels the country teaching classes while also selling his own custom Zen Yarn Garden, Three Irish Girls, Malabrigo and Koigu yarns and colors. He is also the American distributor for Soulwool, a hand-dyed Merino yarn from Israel.