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
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
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!
I love Lesley Anne Robinson's brioche shawls! This one is Sizzle Pop. I knitted it up with Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles in colorways Salty Tales and Dragonfly. I decided to do an experiment and knit the Salty Tales (the silver color) on the wrong side and the Dragonfly (purple) on the right side. Typically, the … Continue reading Sizzle Pop
With Eat. Sleep. Knit.'s Summer of Socks knit-along prompting me, I decided to finally get off the fence and knit up a pair of socks. Since I don't like to knit the same thing twice, I decided on Lavanya Patricella's DK Toe Up Brioche Socks pattern for the brioche aspect and flipped the colors for … Continue reading My first socks!
After an extended hiatus, I'm back! Kristel from Malabrigo poked me today, asking if they could share my Rebel Two shawl on their social media feed. Yay! Just the thing to break me out of blogging hibernation! Here it is, Rebel by Lesley Anne Robinson, knitted up with Malabrigo Yarn Sock in colorways Abril and … Continue reading Rebel
With some Madelinetosh Twist Light in Hi/Lo and Dirty Panther left over from the Provençal Shawl, I decided to start a small brioche scarf to work on between larger projects. Mrs. Zwaalie's Brioche Scarf is a free pattern by Nancy Marchant. It doesn't have any increases or decreases, so it's easier for a beginner to … Continue reading Mrs Zwaalie’s Brioche Scarf for me!
Oh boy! Have I joined the clutch of knitters addicted to brioche! I signed up for Lesley Anne Robinson's new Craftsy class, Modern Brioche Lace, shortly after it was announced. Her class project, Provençal, is a beautiful brioche lace shawl designed exclusively for this class. After completing the Ghost shawl, I decided I was ready … Continue reading Provençal Shawl
One of the things I wanted to learn was brioche knitting. Made popular by Nancy Marchant, Stephen West, Andrea Mowry, Lavanya Patricella, Lesley Anne Robinson, and many more, this challenging stitch technique adds a depth and squooshiness to knitting that I wanted to master. I had attempted a brioche cowl back in 2016 and just … Continue reading Ghost Brioche Shawl
I was curious about that ultra smooshy, contrasty stitch—the Brioche stitch. It looked intriguing, quite challenging. When my local yarn shop requested knitting class interest, I piped up asking about the Brioche stitch.The class ended up not being long enough for me to really get a handle on Brioche, so I set it aside to work … Continue reading It’s pretty. It’s smooshy. It’s hell.