Lesley Anne Robinson Visited the Guild April 4 in Person
At the April 4 Guild meeting Lesley Anne Robinson of Knit Graffiti Designs presented “Adventures in Brioche.” Lesley has been creating brioche knitting designs since 2015. Her life goal, she told us, is to make brioche approachable. Last year her first book was published, Brioche Knitting for Beginners and Beyond: Your Definitive Guide to Creating Colorful, Lusciously Textured Knitwear.
Brioche doesn’t have to be used for a heavy sweater, she said. She brought many beautiful shawls, her own designs, all using brioche. Her use of color is outstanding, and she gave us tips on choosing colors for brioche. Lesley mainly works with fingering weight yarn. She currently lives in South Texas, so she understands the problems of knitting in a warm climate.
Lesley described her design process, which involves lots of swatching. In addition to her passion for brioche, Lesley is also an advocate for swatching. She loves swatching, she said, because you’re still knitting. You can play with yarn without pressure.
Following her presentation, Lesley answered numerous questions from members curious about her techniques.
— Tina Rounsavell