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Brioche Chic: 22 Fresh Knits for Women & Men par [Tarasovich-Clark, Mercedes]
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A modern take on brioche stitch with gorgeous wearable garments and accessories that knitters will love.

Knitters will create striking colorwork and beautiful faux cable designs with Brioche Chic. Author Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark offers a solid introduction to brioche and a collection of 22 garments and accessories for women and men, including hats, scarves, cowls, mittens, pullovers, vests, and cardigans. Striking designs that are not overwhelming or full of complicated techniques will reel in readers to this fun style of knitting.

Starting with the basics, Brioche Chic offers mini collections of garments revolving around a specific set of techniques. Basic brioche starts the first section, as Mercedes shows how the basic rib pattern can be adapted to simple motifs, lace, and various textures. Later, she offers more complex designs such as cables and various types of two-color brioche. Some of the featured garments are all-over brioche, while others integrate brioche with stockinette stitch for more streamlined, flattering designs.

Biographie de l'auteur

Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark is a knitwear designer, writer, and teacher based in Birmingham, Alabama, known for stylish and feminine designs. She has designed for many yarn companies, books, and magazines, including Classic Elite, Malabrigo, "Interweave Knits," "Knitscene," "Twist Collective," and Interweave also released her popular instructional video/DVD, "Brioche Knitting Basics."

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  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 152 pages
  • Editeur : Interweave (17 octobre 2014)
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Le livre est ok quant au contenu technique et au contexte historique. J'aime les propositions de combinaison de points et de coupes.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Excellent Resource and Beautiful Usable Designs 21 octobre 2014
Par KCarlyle - Publié sur
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While I have been a fan of Mercedes' designs from her first submission to Interweave Knits years ago. I was hesitant to purchase this book for two reasons.

First because Brioche knitting requires a different set of technical skills than the standard for most knitting styles - I have had difficulty in the past with Brioche patterns that simply assumed the knitter could figure out all of the required increases and decreases without assistance. This book presents all of the technical requirements with both excellent illustrations and with clear written explanations. The patterns are laid out progressively from simple to most complex and the new information is presented with each stage as it is needed. This further clarifies the process because you can compare the simpler designs with the more complex ones to ground yourself in what you are being asked to do. All of the sample sweaters use fairly plain yarns and are clearly photographed from front and back with no arty depth of field or random props or backgrounds obscuring the details from sight. The result is a bit Retro in effect but makes the book infinitely more usable than any number of books currently on the market. Mercedes is working from the point of view that you purchased the book to knit the projects and gives you every support needed to do that successfully.

My second reservation was that I live in a warm climate and rarely wear sweaters. In this respect the book hits it with full value there are 2 short sleeve blouse/sweaters, a tank top and two cardigans. Basic adjustments to fiber choices and I'm good to go. In addition all of the "Men's" sweaters are designs likely to be worn by actual men, and there are enough excellent accessories to take care of all of my holiday knitting.

Kudos to the publisher for supporting a topic that is considered intermediate and congratulations to the designer for authoring such a useful and beautifully produced book. I purchased the Kindle version and am more than happy with it's layout and usability - I like this book enough that I will also purchase the hard copy for my permanent library.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Excellent Brioche Knitting Reference Book With Uneven Collection of Garment Designs 29 septembre 2014
Par 🌺 Lynne E. - Publié sur
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BRIOCHE CHIC is an excellent reference book on brioche knitting that includes an uneven collection of 22 garment designs. There are two methods of brioche knitting: (1) the simple alternating "knit one in the row below" method that produces the well-known, stretchy "fisherman's rib"; and (2) the more complicated alternating "slipped stitch with yarnover" method that the book relies on.

I very much like the designer's explanation of why a knitter might want to use brioche knitting: "The depth of texture and stunning color effects made possible through brioche's stitch manipulation make these pieces worth the time. In colorwork, handling two colors of yarn per row can be easier, since you are working each color one at a time before returning to the beginning to work the second color, much like mosaic knitting. With cables, colorwork, and other texture patterns, the work is often reversible . . . ."

Most of the garment designs are rather plain, but allow knitters to practice the brioche knitting techniques. Most patterns are written for multiple sizes, and call for worsted, DK, or sportweight yarn (and medium-size needles appropriate to the yarns and brioche knitting structure). There are patterns for brioche-knit shawls, hats, mittens, scarves, and sweaters.

A few designs really stand out for me, as garments that I like a lot, and would enjoy knitting. These are the Lattice-Edged Cardigan (an open-front dolman cardigan with directionally knit garter stitch body and wavy brioche stitch cables at the cuffs and fronts that also form a shawl collar); the Cowl-Neck Pullover (the dolman pullover with flat-shaped brioche cables shown in the book cover photo); and the Smocked Blouse (a cap-sleeve stockinette tee with brioche cables along the scoop neckline which ultimately join up with a simple smocking stitch across the front to make a textural bib).

The greatest weakness of this book is the one page that explains how to knit the three basic brioche stitches (slip one, yarnover; brioche knit; brioche purl) that are used in the brioche knitting method used in the book (see the page titled "The Structure of Brioche"). A knitter must read the written explanations carefully, and also study the accompanying line drawings closely, in order to fully understand this brioche method. But as long as a knitter has the skills to reproduce the drawings on her/his own needles, then she/he should be able to knit everything in the book. Brioche knitting isn't particularly difficult, but it's probably best attempted by those with at least intermediate knitting skills.

As a knitter's bookshelf reference, there are step-by-step instructions, with accompanying line drawings and blown-up photos of finished swatches, for each of the following:

---Basic brioche cast-ons and bind-offs (long-tail; Italian tubular; alternate cable; two standard bind-offs; tubular; k2tog bind-off)

---Brioche increases and decreases for shaping (two basic increases; five basic decreases; two advanced decreases)

---Brioche charting for one-color and two-color brioche, in rounds and in rows

---Brioche cables (traditional twisted cables; flat-shaped cables)

---Two-color brioche cast-ons and bind-offs

---Two-color brioche stitch patterns (brioche rib, brioche stockinette)

---Other brioche methods (fisherman's rib; half fisherman's rib; garter brioche stitch; knit-one-below method for two-color brioche stripe)
4.0 étoiles sur 5 Complete and beautiful designs 23 mai 2017
Par G. laura Cecilia - Publié sur
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Interesting designs and well teached, enough details to understand the technique.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 A Helpful Start 21 juin 2015
Par Hazel M - Publié sur
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I am not new to knitting, indeed I have mastered several different styles over the years, but I had never tried Brioche. I wanted a book that was clear in its instruction and offered some small projects, which this book does. Although there are books with photo step by step instructions, the drawings in this book convey meaning clearly and I like the overall presentation.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Well done! 21 février 2015
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Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark takes the mystery out of a new and somewhat challenging knitting technique. It's a pleasure to plumb her brain (that sounds awful, but it's the only way I can express it after only one cup of coffee). I have been knitting on and off for over 50 years and it is never too late for an old dog to learn new tricks. This book does it beautifully and then takes it to the next level of creative and interesting. Well worth the purchase price. It is something you will keep on your bookshelf for years to come as a handy reference.
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