JC Briar

JC Briar

In a nutshell, I’m a technique freak and a skill junkie. I collect knitting techniques and skills like other people collect patterns and yarn.

Teaching is an excuse to go collecting: I get to spend time researching sock heels, mitten thumbs, cast-ons, disaster recovery techniques, seamless sweater construction styles, or whatever. And then I get to teach. I love watching the little light bulbs go off, as students grasp a new idea.

A classroom isn’t the only teaching option. Charts Made Simple teaches knitters how to read chartsβ€”and better yet, how to make the most of them. Ditto my Knitting Charts DVD. Other videos also teach chart literacy. And at Craftsy, Socks My Way: Stitch Pattern Savvy teaches knitters to design custom socks with β€œsocktastic” stitch patterns.

My current obsession is Stitch-Maps.com, a website for viewing and creating grid-free charts called ”stitch maps.”

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You can check out the site itself, or its Ravelry group.

No surprise here: I also collect stitch patterns. Sometimes they turn into designs. Mostly they wait while I find the time to turn them into designs.

original designs  

original designs

from JC Briar's Ravelry Store
Jesse-v1_small_best_fit
from JC Briar's Ravelry Store
20160812_403579_5_small_best_fit
from JC Briar's Ravelry Store
Photo19-cropped_small_best_fit
from Creative Knitting, Winter 2014
M11212_lauren_300_small_best_fit
from Creative Knitting, Winter 2014
M11212_elland_300_small_best_fit
from Dreaming of Shetland
Briarjcdaphneshawlettetorangeshetlandsheepebook-3157-copy_small
from Blue Moon Fiber Arts
Rsc-2013-button72dpi-fixed_small_best_fit
from Knit Purl Sock Club
from INKnitters Magazine, Spring 2004
from JCBriar Knitting
Sidewinder3_small_best_fit
from Beyond Toes: Knitting Adventures with...
Over-the-top-2_small_best_fit
from Blue Moon Fiber Arts
Fences__1__small
from JC Briar's Class Handouts
Image_small_best_fit
from JCBriar Knitting
Photo9_small
from Blue Moon Fiber Arts
For_jc_small_best_fit
from JCBriar Knitting
Abigail_small_best_fit
from JCBriar Knitting
Photo2_small_best_fit
from JCBriar Knitting
Camille_small_best_fit
from Dye Dreams Four Seasons Sock Club
Yachats_small
from Needlecraft University
Scarf1-v2_small_best_fit
from Shelridge Farm
Photo3_small_best_fit
from JCBriar Knitting
Flames1_small
from INKnitters Magazine, Summer 2005
from Blue Moon Fiber Arts
3575671593_8c1d120527_m
from Twists and Turns, Fall 2006
Photo3_small
from Blue Moon Fiber Arts
2732259809_f8970b611e_m
from Needlecraft University
Scarf2-v2_small_best_fit
from Blue Moon Fiber Arts
2551136057_0f20c96b12_m
from JCBriar Knitting
2310827339_3c1d53343c_m
from Blue Moon Fiber Arts
1316420454_4374c3bda8_m
from Blue Moon Fiber Arts
968102716_122613905d_m
from Blue Moon Fiber Arts
704756293_1e3c1535e8_m
from Twists and Turns, Spring 2007
Gwyneth1_small_best_fit
from INKnitters Magazine, Winter 2004
from Creative Knitting, September 2004
Stripes_pullover507_small
from FreePatterns.com Website
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