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.
I received this festive yarn in a swap, The Verdant Gryphon Odyssey in colorway Psychedelic Peacock. It's 100% Merino in a bulky weight. It was so wild, I decided to make the Aspen Ice Hat by Liat Gat of KnitFreedom. Psychedelic Peacock Hat Cute, huh? And I could use my handy dandy Pom Pom maker again! … Continue reading Last Hat of the Year