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
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
Here's a quick weekend knit if you want to make a warm, cuddly cowl for a gift this holiday season! It's Amethystine by Casapinka! I knit this with Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in colorway Blood Runs Cold. This color is gorgeous! And the pattern lets the yarn's beauty come out. I alternated the two skeins so … Continue reading Amethystine Cowl
If you want a fun pattern to knit, try Howl by StevenBe. It went quickly with DK weight yarn. I used Madelinetosh DK Twist. In color ways Hi/Lo and Onyx. The pattern is easy, yet has interesting construction, and makes a great social knitting project. I love the pom poms. The slouchy hat can be … Continue reading Hi/Lo Howl
This one is in bright, cheery colors! Starting Point pattern is by Joji Locatelli. My pattern notes are here. You can purchase this in my Etsy shop here! I love how the colors worked out, especially with the speckled section! This was a great pattern! Now that I've made two different ones, I'm moving on … Continue reading Another Starting Point Wrap!
In the interest of stashbusting, and because I saw so many beautiful examples, I knitted up a Starting Point wrap by designer Joji Locatelli. I used some beautiful colorways of Madelinetosh Euro Sock light fingering weight yarns in: Farmhouse White, Cherry, Hi/Lo, Onyx and Tern. This wrap is for sale in my Etsy shop here. … Continue reading Starting Point wrap
I was delighted to test Ann's stunningly beautiful cowl design with a cable and bobble inset, the String of Pearls Cowl. I knit mine with Madelinetosh Tosh Sport in colorway Vermillion. Ann describes it below: The row of bobbles, which remind me of pearls, nestled amid the center cable gives this cowl such a stunning look. It is … Continue reading String of Pearls Cowl by Ann Alger
Noticing others posting their Best 9 of 2016, I hopped on the band wagon. In July of this year, I began publishing my own designs and tried my hand at a different tool, the Addi Express King Size knitting machine. You can find the ready-to-ship items in my Etsy shop here. And the patterns in my … Continue reading Best 9 of 2016