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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: North Light Books; 1st Ed. edition (January 13, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600613012
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600613012
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.7 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,431 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Nancy Marchant first discovered the brioche stitch when she moved to the Netherlands in 1976. She became fascinated with brioche knitting and wrote about it in Vogue Knitting Magazine, as well as in a number of other knitting magazines. She maintains a Web site on the subject at www.briochestitch.com and teaches brioche knitting both locally and at large yarn shows.

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This is a must-have for every knitters library.
Aardvark Marketing
The directions and illustrations are very clear and easy to follow.
A. Bish
This is a great book to learn how to do the Brioche stitch.
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254 of 264 people found the following review helpful By JulyGirl on December 22, 2009
Format: Paperback
I have long admired Nancy's work on her website, and I'm grateful to be able to work from printed instructions now, rather than having to use a computer screen while trying to knit. The content is SO amazing that I cannot understand some of the choices that were made by the publisher and or book designer.

Most importantly, a book that requires that the knitter work very carefully, line by line, with brand new, very detailed terminology and symbols should be presented in an enclosed spiral binding format or at least in a hardcover format. This paperback is $27.99 at full retail price, and for a few dollars more, the publisher could have created a much more durable book that stays open on its own, hands-free (this one will not stay open unless one breaks the binding). Secondly, the graphic designer did a reasonably good job, expanding the size of the typeface, and the leading, on pages with less total content (making it easier to read), but pages such as the symbol definition page (p. 13) are much too compressed (the designer should have made the symbols twice as large and dedicated two pages for the purpose of symbol definition...especially given how large all of the instructional photos are on neighboring pages). Many other instructional pages in the book not only have a small typeface but are printed on colored backgrounds (such as saturated lavender) rather than on white or another light color. While this makes for a very "pretty" book in which different sections of the book can be identified quickly by their background color, the first goal of an instructional/reference book on a challenging subject should be to make it as easy to read/see as possible.
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76 of 76 people found the following review helpful By A. Bish on December 14, 2009
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Hats off to Nancy Marchant. She has written an excellent book. The directions and illustrations are very clear and easy to follow. There are more pages devoted to brioche stitch techniques than patterns, which is what a book about the brioche stitch needs. The patterns include cardigans, pullovers and vest for men and women,scarves, hats, snoods, and various odd items like boot cuffs, and wristlets. I can't wait to see other people finish some of these items and post better pictures on Ravelry. That is my only gripe with this book... I wish there were more pictures of the finished projects in this book. The pictures are adequate, but not inspiring. Only because I've done brioche patterns before, do I know that in person these projects are probably more amazing than the photo shows.
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49 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Marie Biancuzzo on May 2, 2010
Format: Paperback
Once you have tried even the simplest few rows of knitting brioche, you'll be addicted. You'll also be amazed, perplexed, and sometimes you'll be cussing a blue streak, but you won't be able to walk away from it. I've been knitting for decades, but this brioche thing is unlike anything I've ever attempted.

The book is beautifully illustrated with full-color pictures; arrows point to the stitch being discussed in the technique, and all shots are fairly close up. Each technique is described in terms of when the technique might be useful (e.g., "great if you want a firmer fabric") and other hints, such as using a smaller needle than what you might usually use with a particular yarn. A full set of symbols are provided, and there are mini-diagrams for each technique to show which row has what, and whether it's a right-side or wrong-side row. The book starts with basic techniques, moves to move complicated techniques, and ends with 25 patterns which are much too difficult for me to attempt just yet. The book says it has an appendix, but I'm unable to find the appendix in my copy.

I disagree with the directive to start with one color. Luckily, I started with one solid color and one variegated color, and the differing colors was the only thing that helped me to "read" the stitches.

Luckily, the author's web site [...] has a few simpler (and free!) patterns, and a few very short video tutorials. The author is also amazingly prompt and responsive to e-mail inquiries.

To me, this book's biggest weakness is that there is virtually no instruction on how to fix mistakes.
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51 of 56 people found the following review helpful By galleylama on December 14, 2009
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I had the opportunity to take a class on Estonian Patent Steeks, which is brioche knitting...I was amazed how beautiful the knitting fabric was. Today I opened this book and was totally mesmerized...the knit items are gorgeous and the tutorials for the stitches are clear, detailed and accompanied by beautiful pictures. This book makes you want to knit everything in it. There is so much to learn in this book! Buy it you won't regret it.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Joyce Owens on January 24, 2010
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I am not an advanced knitter, but find that the instructions in this book are so clear and defined that within twenty minutes, I already had a swatch going in the basic stitch. I think many of the stitches shown are within my reach. I love the interplay of colors possible and I really love and plan to make at least five of the projects. There are enough different techniques and stitches shown here to keep me from being bored for quite some time. I especially love the hedera jacket. There is a good range of sizes on the jackets and there are many smaller projects as well. I love that in the stitch dictionary the reverse side is shown because I like many of the "wrong" side patterns as well or better than the right side! I agree with the reviewers that would like better pictures of the projects. I would really love to see the scarves especially for the entire length. I really did not want to decrease the rating because of this since I am so entirely happy with the rest of the book. Bravo to this author for her wonderful innovative treatment of the subject of brioche knitting!
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Nancy Marchant first discovered brioche stitch when she moved to the Netherlands in 1976. She became fascinated with brioche knitting and wrote about it in Vogue Knitting Magazine, as well as in a number of other knitting magazines. She maintains a web site on the subject at www.briochestitch.com and teaches brioche knitting both locally and at large yarn shows.

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