JC Briar

JC Briar

Buy a pattern from my Ravelry store anytime in June, and I’ll donate the proceeds to Campaign Zero. I’ll match all donations up to $250, and Gwen Bortner has pledged to double match. You get the pattern of your choice. They get the funding they need.

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.

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  

Rosalie
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Emma
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Jesse
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Jennet
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Alexa
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Lauren Capelet
Creative Knitting, Winter 2014
Elland
Creative Knitting, Winter 2014
Daphne
Dreaming of Shetland
Crest
Blue Moon Fiber Arts
Starry Night Socks
Knit Purl Sock Club
Sidewinder
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Over The Top Mittens
Beyond Toes: Knitting Adventures with Judy's Magic Cast-On
Fences
Blue Moon Fiber Arts
Child's Cardigan
JC Briar's Class Handouts
Corrine
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Ogee
Blue Moon Fiber Arts
Abigail
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Jolie
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Camille
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Yachats
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"It's All Good" Scarf
Needlecraft University
Molly
Shelridge Yarns Cabin Fever Website
Turkish Snowboard Hat
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Flames Hat
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Traveling Vines scarf
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Fraggle Squiggle Socks
Blue Moon Fiber Arts
Gilead
Twists and Turns, Fall 2006
Gumdrop Socks
Blue Moon Fiber Arts
Leafling
Blue Moon Fiber Arts
Zephyr Shawl
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Summer of Love Lace
Blue Moon Fiber Arts
Brioche Sock
Blue Moon Fiber Arts
The Solstice Slip
Blue Moon Fiber Arts
Gwyneth
Twists and Turns, Spring 2007
Cabled Tunic
INKnitters Magazine, Summer 2005
Tulip Wedge Shawl
INKnitters Magazine, Winter 2004
Stripes Pullover
Creative Knitting, September 2004
Elegant Wedding Pillow
Knitting Digest Magazine, Vol. 26 No. 3, May 2004
Woven Ladders Vest
INKnitters Magazine, Spring 2004
Mostly Traditional Fisherman's Gansey
Twists and Turns, Spring 2004