I hadn’t intended to post on the blog tonight but I can’t contain myself!
Back in January I set myself a list of knitting resolutions for the New Year. Learning how to do brioche was one of them. I’d seen so many pictures of the most gorgeous brioche knits, – those two colour ones and branching patterns are just to die for!
I’d mentioned it to a friend (who I refer to as a ninja knitter) and she actually showed me one of her brioche projects – a single colour scarf – I’d heard how squishy and cosy brioche stitch work is but when I felt that scarf I knew I’d have to try this and soon! It feels amazing! Tonight I sat down to watch some You Tube Tutorials (there are many).
I started with single colour brioche. First attempt went horribly wrong and I had to pull it out and start again. Second go went much better.
Apart from somehow acquiring a couple of extra stitches at one end, my little swatch came out ok. I love how it feels!.
That done, I thought I’d start another swatch and use two colours. This went even better at first attempt.
I love how it is reversible and it feels just as soft and squishy as the single colour version.
I’m feeling very pleased with myself and I’m so glad I had a go. The next step is to find a pattern I like and make something useful, maybe some fingerless gloves or wrist warmers?
Are there any knitting or other craft techniques that you are dying to try?