After the words of Westknits, brioche is the stitch of 2015 ! I actually believe that it is definitely the stitch of not only this year but also the ones to come. It has so many possibilities in terms of colour play and texture that you can not be put off by it but only be attracted to it! ok, to be fair it looks scary and like many new things it takes a bit of practice to get the hang to it :)
You knit twice the same row and your Yarn over always has a friend, therefore there are lonely stitches and friends stitches on your needle. Westknits put together a crazy KAL involving 10 new scarf designs that were released from 15th of May to the 5th of June. I felt in love with Askews me of course, a 100% brioche ginormous shawl ! and I have a little big crush for striped Esjan and admire the potential of garter goodness which can become an enormous addition not only to your shawl draws but also to your everyday garment!!
The shawl is a present for my mum, I chose earthy colours that are close to her heart and soul. These colours do not talk to me as well as non colours such as black or bright colours such as neon. They are just a bit shy and do not blend in as easily. It is hard to see balance in colours and make them dance together, I hope I did an ok job :)! I chose to make my strips not as wide so that when you wrap yourself like a spring roll with this lovely brioche shawl, more strips and colours will see the light. and a colourful spring roll brioche you will be !!! :)
I used DK weight yarns but I guess that you could use fingering weight too. Fingering will give another drap to your shawl. DK will give you a lovely high fashion chunkiness and fingering will give you a high fashion delicateness… let yourself chose and go off the beaten path… make something different ! why not using only two colours mohair yarns and play with DC LC, Askews me but this will be a fluffy cloud and if you use candy colours well ….you will reach the Carebears world in no time ! :) did you smile ? yes :) no :( it is ok keep reading the pictures, they might make you want to join the Westknits KAL.
So here is my adventure to the fluffy and full of texture brioche world with Stephen West !
voili voilo dear friend ! more later take care !