I'm so excited today to award a copy of the awesome resource The Knitters Book of Knowledge by Debbie Bliss. I loved reading all of your comments and hope that the winner loves the book.
Without further ado, the winner is....
Lindsey - please email me directly (top left sidebar, the black envelope icon) with your US mailing address (no PO boxes please) and I'll have this amazing book shipped right to you!
For those of you who weren't the lucky winner (trust me, I wish I had one for each of you!) I wanted to provide you with some info for the other things you're looking to learn:
Cast-On and Bind Off Techniques
Quite a few of you mentioned that this was something you were interested in. Debbie's book is awesome and has a great collection of these. If you're looking for MORE techniques with great details, check out Cast On, Bind Off - 211 Ways to Begin and End Your Knitting by Cap Sease (available on Amazon HERE). I use this book a LOT for learning new-to-me techniques.
Not to toot my own horn, but I have a fairly well regarded selection of Brioche tutorial videos on my YouTube channel. You can check out the videos HERE. Included videos are one and two color brioche in the round and flat, fixing dropped stitches, and the decreases (right and left slanting).
Resource books I recommend for folks who want to learn brioche are Knitting Fresh Brioche by Nancy Marchant (available on Amazon HERE) and Brioche Chic - 22 fresh knits for women & men by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark (available on Amazon HERE).
For those of you who are interested in colorwork - I'm afraid I'm not a great resource for that as I don't do a ton of colorwork. I took some in-person classes from Karen Frisa (https://twitter.com/kfrisa) for Fair Isle techniques and Anne Berk (http://annetarsia.com/) for Intarsia techniques. If you can find out their teaching schedules I HIGHLY recommend these two amazing ladies as a way to learn colorwork.
Heck yeah! Tomorrow (Tuesday, November 24th) I'm sharing a new Look Book from a very SWEET company - that's all the clue you'll get. But there's a very SWEET giveaway that you'll want to come back for! And mark your calendars for December 10th. There'll be a big sale in my pattern shop on Ravelry that you won't want to miss!