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 charts—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 “socktastic” 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
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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
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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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