🧶 Charade Brioche Video KAL (Knit-Along) 🧶

I am so excited to introduce you to my fall knit-along (KAL) featuring my latest video sweater class: the Charade Brioche Sweater Class. This flattering sweater features a Brioche trim at the neck, hem and cuff. In this class, you’ll learn all your Brioche (two color in rib AND stockinette) and sweater skills—even if you’ve NEVER knit Brioche before!

We will learn Brioche in both western and combination knitting, and even how to work Brioche backwards!

It’s a FULL video class for knitters of all levels with a bonus (optional) add-on!

  • You can knit along with this awesome sweater class with 40+ lessons that teach you everything you need to know about brioche and all your sweater skills. Get hours of instruction AND a fully written and charted pattern in 10 sizes.
  • Ready to customize? Work the Audrey Hepburn-inspired stand-up neck OR a wide short turtle neck. Change the length, the sleeves, the neck—you name it! Do it all with the Customization Bundle! (The bundle includes BOTH the class and the customization unit.) When you pair the sweater class with the customization unit you will find a ton of alterations waiting for you, while your customization spread sheet does all the math! (created on Excel, but can also be opened with Numbers or google doc, comes with instructions)
  • Plus for those who purchase the Customization Bundle, there will be a limited number of one-on-one design/customization consultations you can book with Patty (for an additional fee).

Even if you have never knit Brioche, I will guide you every step of the way. You even get videos on how to convert the pattern to work in the round!

Take this class on my educational platform to stream or download videos anytime. Learn more below.

You can purchase the pattern and video class using this button:

(NOTE: you will be asked to sign up for a free account on Patty’s Education streaming platform even if you already have an account on PattyLyons.com. You can use the same user name and email on both sites) 


What do you need to know about the Charade Brioche KAL?

When you purchase the class, you’ll create your free account on my education site. From there, you’ll find all your tools, pattern pdf, video and text tutorials. All content can be both streamed (to save room on your device) AND downloaded (to view offline!). There are discussion threads for each part of the class so you can ask questions, and a community group to chat, share pictures, cheer each other on, and even enter for prize drawings!

  • Join the KAL anytime…the class will stay live forever, and the video tutorials will never expire!
  • For even more fun, join our social group on Ravelry.
  • PLUS, there will be a LIVE cast-on party Saturday Oct 23, 2 pm ET! Hope to see you there!

SAVE $8 - $10 During the KAL

Knit the sweater now or later, but make sure to grab it during the KAL and save (no coupon needed) $8 on the video class and $10 on the bundle. Sale prices valid through 12/5/21




FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

What is a KAL?
KAL stands for knit-along! It’s a great way to work through a garment with the support of the designer (me), but more importantly, hundreds of other knitters. AND there will be fabulous PRIZES!!

The heart of the KAL is our Patty's education site. There we will all your lessons, discussions, sharing of pictures, and knitting tips.

The pattern will come out at once, but the videos and tutorials will come out on a schedule to help us all stay together and have fun!

How can I join?
Simply by purchasing the Charade Brioche Sweater Pattern and class!



If you are new to KALs, find helpful FAQ on the general info page.


You can join in ANYTIME! The class is yours forever, and the video tutorial links will never expire! But the sale price expires after the KAL, so grab it now and knit it later.

Where do we get our yarn AND support our hard working designer?

For this sweater, I've chosen TWO yarns. You can pick out your favorite color of one (or more!) of the video KAL yarns on WEBS. Make sure to add an extra skein for swatching or altering the pattern. If you're not familiar with the WEBS Discount, you can save up to 25% on any products with the WEBS Discount tag. Discount will be applied in your cart.


What skills will I learn?
The class is chocked FULL of techniques. There will be video tutorials on all specialty skills along with sweater basics. New skills learned:

Skills taught in this class include

    • Two color braided cast on
    • Brioche basics (for picking, throwing, backwards and combo knitters)
    • Brioche chart reading
    • Brioche unvented inc & dec
    • Fixing mistakes in Brioche
    • Working the Brioche for combo knitters
    • Pattern mapping
    • How to adjust pattern for stitch and row gauge
    • Blocking
    • Setting in a sleeve & seaming
    • Picking up stitches
    • Two color braided bind off
    • Left lifted and right lifted increase, one ore SSK and MORE!

There will also be videos that cover all your sweater basics like gauge, blocking, cast on, seaming and more.

Where are the videos?
With every section of the class, new videos and tutorials will be added to your class.

All your videos, and tutorials will be in your class page on https://education.pattylyons.com/. The pattern PDFs will also have red links  that will take you to your tutorials. As long as you are logged into your class, you can watch the lessons in your course player, or if you are knitting with your pattern pdf on your internet connected device, just click on the link and it will go right to your lesson.

Your initial downloaded Intro PDF will contain the pattern introduction with gauge, schematic, size information, yarn requirements and needle and notion information. It will also include a video on gauge swatching, how to pick your size, yarn choices and a gauge tutorial.

KAL Schedule:

As soon as you purchase your pattern you will get your pattern introduction and videos on sizing, yarn selection and gauge, as well as your schematic and material information, so plenty of time to order your yarn, pick your size and start your swatching.

You will receive the whole pattern at once when we cast on Oct 23

And people will be joining in all during the KAL, but to keep the fun of us all working together, the video tutorials will come out on a schedule.

All new videos sections come out at 8 pm ET

  • September 18: On sale / Intro pattern videos & tutorials
  • October 23: FULL PATTERN RELEASE Sweater body videos, sweater modifications & tutorials
  • November 13: Sleeves, sweater modifications & tutorials
  • November 20: Finishing videos, sweater modifications & tutorials
  • Randomly drawn participation prizes awarded every other week, the sooner you cast on, the better chances to win!


  • Randomly drawn participation prizes awarded every other week, the sooner you cast on, the better chances to win!
  • December 5: Grand prizes awarded from our random draw (yup WIP can win!)

Jump in ANYTIME! The class never expires.

Ravelry Group

Join the Ravelry group to hang out with other knitters.

Pattern Info (Sizes & Supplies)

SIZES: 1 (2, 3, 4) (5, 6, 7) (8, 9, 10)

Finished Measurements

Bust: 30 ½ (34 ½, 37 ½, 41 ½) (44 ¾, 48, 52) (55, 58 ½, 61 ½) / 77 (88, 95, 105) (113.5, 122, 132) (140, 149, 156) cm

Length: 22 ¼ (23, 23 ¾, 24 ¾) (25 ¼, 26 ½, 27 ¼) (28, 28 ¼, 28 ¾) / 56.5 (58.5, 60.5, 63) (64, 67.5, 69) (71, 72, 73) cm


Pattern size (purple) 34 ½”/88 cm. Worn with 2 ½” positive ease over high chest 2” positive over full chest. Model is 5’ 6”.

Customized size (red) 36 ¼”/92 cm, with a slimmer lower hem. Worn with 1” positive ease over high chest, 1” of negative ease over full chest. Model is 5’ 9”.



Option #1

Valley Yarns Hawley (135 yd/123m per 50 g ball; 50% Cotton, 30% Silk, 20% Nylon), 6 (7, 8, 9) (9, 10, 11) (11, 12, 13) balls of DC/Main color: Admiral Blue (Color 05), 2 (2, 2, 2) (2, 2, 3) (3, 3, 3) balls of LC/Contrast color: Amethyst Dust (Color 11).

Option #2:
Tahki Yarns Whistler (99 yd/90 m per 50 g hank; 80% Wool, 20% Kid Mohair), 9 (10, 11, 12) (12, 13, 14) (15, 16, 17) hanks of DC/Main color: Red Wine, 2 (2, 3, 3) (3, 3, 3) (4, 4, 4) hanks of LC/Contrasting Color: Natural.


Size 6 US/4 mm needles or needle to achieve gauge.

Size 5 US/3.75 mm needles for hem & cuffs (or one size down from gauge needle).

Size 4 US/3.5 mm needles for hem & cuffs (or two sizes down from gauge needle).

Size 4 US/3.5mm circular needle 16"/40 cm for collar (or two sizes down from gauge needle).

Size 3 US/3.25 mm needles for hem & cuffs (or three sizes down from gauge needle).

G-6/4mm crochet hook for cast on

Adjust needle size if necessary, to obtain correct gauge.


Stitch markers




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  • Pam Huang September 15, 2021   Reply →

    Are your videos for the Charade sweater captioned?

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