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
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 realized I hadn't knitted a brioche scarf for my hubby (aka Boo), so I found a stitch pattern out of Nancy Marchant's book, Knitting Fresh Brioche, called Mr. Flood's Brioche Stitch. It was later converted to a scarf pattern, Cinnabar Brioche Scarf. This is a great pattern and the scarf worked up beautifully. I … Continue reading Brioche Scarf for my Boo
I love brioche and these scarves show how lovely brioche looks in both 100% wool and 100% acrylic. The pattern is Advancing Lines by Lavanya Patricella. The wool version was knit up in Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in colorways Begonia Leaf and Rocky Mountain High, Colorado. My project notes for this scarf are here. The acrylic … Continue reading Advancing Lines brioche scarves
I had some super bulky leftovers from another project so I worked them up with my self-published pattern, Caracol Cowl. I used Madelinetosh A.S.A.P. in colors Venus in Blue Jeans and French Toast, alternating every other row to blend them. My project notes are here. I really liked how it turned out. My Caracol Cowl … Continue reading Super Bulky Scrap Cowl
I love Lesley Anne Robinson's brioche patterns and this one was no exception. It's 7th Avenue by KnitGraffiti. This scarf worked up very quickly and, like all of Lesley's patterns, was well-written. I used super bulky Madelinetosh A.S.A.P. in Holi Festival, French Toast and Venus in Blue Jeans and Lana Grossa Silkhair in 052 Cream. … Continue reading 7th Avenue test knit for KnitGraffiti
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!