I love Lesley Anne Robinson's brioche shawls! I just finished this one, Mauvelous, with Madelinetosh Twist Light in colorways Beautiful Liar, Heart of Glass, and Slugworth. Turned out pretty! I love how the brioche and lace play well with each other. It's funny—I couldn't wait to finish the garter and lace sections just to get … Continue reading Mauvelous!
I was fortunate to be asked to sample/test knit/tech edit Casapinka’s No Harm, No Cowl with Miss Babs' new Yowza Mini Trio in colorways Chirp, Slate and Blarney Stone. You can catch Miss Babs and Casapinka at Rhinebeck this weekend! It's amazing how squooshy and warm this cowl is! And it knits up quickly—it would make … Continue reading No Harm, No Cowl
I picked up some Madelinetosh Tosh Sock at The Knitting Nook in Owasso, Oklahoma last year and decided to finally cast on a wide brioche scarf for me to wear this winter. The colorways are Pop Rocks, Toko and Onyx. My project notes are here. The pattern is Coffee at the Grand by Lesley Anne … Continue reading Coffee at the Grand for Me
Liz of Kitterly asked me to knit up a sample shawl for an upcoming trade show. She had Shibui Knits Cima and Silk Cloud in Ash colorway sent to me and I started knitting (along with a test knitting group) Bonita Shawl by Ambah O'Brien. This shawl is ethereal and positively dreamy, like angel wings. … Continue reading Bonita Shawl
I am a sucker for Lesley Anne Robinson's brioche shawls. Dandelion Fields was no exception. Yarns used were Wren House Yarns in colorway Birdtracks 31 for the main color and Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock in colorway Roisin for the contrast color. I was surprised that this between-other-projects project was completed rather quickly. The pattern … Continue reading Dandelion Fields
There's nothing like the satisfaction of completing a project for someone you love. I made a pair of brioche socks for my dear hubby for the upcoming cold feet season. The challenge was that I had to make two identical socks where I couldn't reverse the colors like I did for my previous two pairs … Continue reading Brioche Socks for Hubby
Helen at Miss Babs contacted me to knit up a sample kid's sweater for an upcoming trade show. Of course, I jumped on it! Whippersnapper is a cute pattern by Triona Murphy that I knit up with Miss Babs Gradient in Yummy 2-Ply Toes. The colorway was Aquarius. This turned out adorable. My project notes … Continue reading Whippersnapper
Bronnie (Casapinka) asked me to test/sample knit her Crown Wools shawl prior to the Mystery Knit-Along (MKAL) she was having in her Ravelry group discussion thread. She sent me this gorgeous set from Miss Babs, Gradient in Yummy 2-Ply Toes in colorway Almalfi Coast. Knitting this shawl was FUN! I really enjoyed the different stitch … Continue reading The Crown Wools MKAL
Back in July, I made my friend a shawl for her birthday. I used Trendsetter Yarns Smoothies in colorway Gulliver's Travels that I purchased at The Studio Knitting & Needlepoint. They are colors she wears often and the yarn is a mix of holding four strands of laceweight together. I liked the built-in yarn holder … Continue reading Stroma
Look at me go! Because I'm an Eat Sleep Knit Yarnathon participant, I wanted to submit a project for the Q3 knit-a-long, Exclusively Exclusive, that required use of one of ESK's exclusive colorways. I happened to have some DK in Squoosh Fiberarts Ultra DK in Candyland Castle (the exclusive colorway), and Miami Vice. Again, I … Continue reading 2nd Pair of DK Brioche Socks!