Paola Albergamo designed her cowl, Hope Raises, with textured stitches to offer FREE during the pandemic. Easy stitches and DK weight yarn make it a fast knit and looks lovely! I test knitted with Madelinetosh Farm Twist in colorway Elizabeth Taylor. The Farm Twist feels like silk, but is lovely to work with because it’s … Continue reading Hope Raises test knit for Paola Albergamo
It’s amazing how much kindness I have seen taking place in our creative little world. As events around the globe canceled or postponed large gatherings to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19, one of the first large events of the year, Vogue Knitting Live in Seattle, had to postpone. This left the designers, teachers … Continue reading Proximity Hat
I had some time available, so I test knitted for Lesley Anne Robinson of Knit Graffiti Designs again. This one is Zig Zag Scribble shawl. It’s a fast brioche knit and I really enjoyed it. Very well-written with great photos and tips. I used Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles in colors Monarch, Beach Bunny and Cinder. … Continue reading Zig Zag Scribble
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
Happy New Year! My first completed project for 2020 (just after midnight) is Silverleaf. I guess I could call this one Goldleaf due to it’s beautiful gold color. The yarn is Malabrigo Arroyo in Sunset. Malabrigo makes the best yarn—this was wonderful yarn to knit with and the semi-solid color makes the finished shawl color … Continue reading Silverleaf
I purchased some beautiful yarn from Eat. Sleep. Knit. (“ESK”), a local yarn shop in Dallas, Georgia, for another project and had enough left over to knit another The Shift cowl by Andrea Mowry of DreaReneeKnits. This one worked up quickly for the last few badges of 2019 for ESK’s 2019 Yarnathon with Malabrigo Arroyo … Continue reading The Shift
Here's the hat I knitted for my hubby (aka Boo), to accompany his brioche scarf. I didn't want it to be matchy-matchy. But it does coordinate with the scarf in that it is brioche and using the same color and weight yarn as the scarf. It looks good wrong side out, too! The pattern is … Continue reading Brioche hat for Boo
I participated in Eat.Sleep.Knit.'s Quarter 1 Ambah KAL by knitting Ambah O'Brien's Kinfolk Hat pattern with some leftover Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK in Jelly and Zephyr. I love how this turned out! And it looks great from the wrong side, too! Kinfolk Hat is a series of slip stitches. I just alternated the colors every … Continue reading Kinfolk Hat
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!
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!