I just finished this lovely MKAL (“mystery knit-along”), Christmas Rose by Jana Huck of Janukke. It turned out beautifully. This was a great brioche shawl that anyone with some intermediate brioche experience can knit. My shawl used beautiful Malabrigo Arroyo (sport weight) in colorways Plomo, Lavanda and Talisman. I purchased these online from Eat. Sleep. … Continue reading Christmas Rose
I thought the colors and the pattern looked a bit Christmas-y, so it’s my Happy Holidays! photo post today. It’s the Broadway and 32nd Street shawl by Lesley Anne Robinson of Knit Graffiti Designs. This one is worked up in Potion Yarns Banshee in colorways Jeeves Does Not Approve, Milady’s Boudoir, Belle Du Jour, and … Continue reading Broadway and 32nd Street Shawl
I recently finished designer Jennifer Shiels Toland's KAL (knit-along) for her Bubbly Brioche shawl. This was a 5-week knit-along where each Thursday she released a section of her pattern to her participants with pattern prizes at the end of that week. At the end, one the finished shawls received the grand prize, $75 to spend … Continue reading Bubbly Brioche
If you're ready for the next level in brioche knitting, this is the pattern for you! Blooming Brioche KAL was designed by Xandy Peters, the genius behind the famous Fox Paws pattern. Her tweaks to some of the brioche stitches make for a fully-reversible finished item. Learning these special stitches was made easy due to … Continue reading Blooming Brioche KAL
Lesley Anne Robinson of Knit Graffiti's new Emi's Shawl, is a fun, fast and beautiful brioche and garter stitch shawl, just released on Ravelry. I used Spun Right Round Superwash Sock 80/20 in colorways Banshee, Ain't No Disco and Reaper's Rags for this test knit. Turned out great! And from seeing the other testers' projects, … Continue reading Emi’s Shawl test for Knit Graffiti
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 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
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