if you actually made it all the way through yesterday’s video, thank you! I guess I can go on and on about my projects and chicken wings apparently. the poor black cardigan did get a little more attention since and I finally joined the fronts to the back. I’m already two inches into the body and I’m definitely not going to make it in time for this artic blast we’re having this weekend. but sitting by the fire with a drink and some bulky yarn in hand isn’t so bad either.
in the video (I have this mental block on calling it a podcast) I wonder why no one knits brioche blankets. and what pops up today but a BRIOCHE BLANKET!!
maybe stephen west’s briochevron blanket is the answer to all my hedgehog fibers leftovers? or the beginning of a terrible binge? you need 4000 yds of yarn so probably the latter! who wants to start taking bets on if I attempt this or not?
want a quicker blanket? how about the massive attack by jimiknits?
stripes, short rows, and bright colors. it’s like it was made for me. throw in some bulky yarn and maybe we can get this done before winter is over. have I mentioned that I’ve never knit a blanket?
I’m obviously thinking warm and cozy this weekend.
the purbeck deux has a cowl neck, that for some reason I decided not to show, and a dropped hem that I’m obsessed with. I have some pink wool in the stash I could use for this or I can wait until I ‘allow’ myself to buy more yarn and get something in a grey or a black.
that pink yarn may become a breaker actually. I feel like I’m the only one that keeps thinking about this sweater since the last brooklyn tweed winter collection came out.
this one has a fun hem as well (in brioche!) and that norah gaughan easy style. maybe it’s because I’m so in love with my riptide that I want to cast on for this one as well? norah has never led me wrong.
notice a theme with the brioche and the coziness? this sweater flew off the needles in a week. I was so happy I made this since only a few days later a blizzard pass through and this sweater kept me warm. I went out for a walk and I was starting to sweat actually, so that cascade eco combined with that cowl is no joke. there were two things I kept debating on when I cast this on: the amount of ease and the yoke shaping. I’m pretty short so I didn’t want to be swallowed up in this sweater and I didn’t want it to look messy on me. I decided on 3-4″ of ease while the pattern is shown with a little over 8″. now that it’s done and I’ve worn it I keep talking myself out of knitting another one in a bigger size. why isn’t there a sweater try on program? send me a sweater in different sizes so I can choose which size to follow. I can’t imagine why this doesn’t exist yet. (hah) the other debate I had with myself was on adding short rows to the back to raise the neckline. I must have forgotten about this issue because I just kept following the pattern as written. I’m glad I did! this is where “norah never led me wrong” applies. the ribbing pattern in the front and back are slightly different with a lot more of the brioche in the front. this helps pull down the front neckline compared to the back, so no need for short rows!
one more and I’m out! in continuing my search for the perfect colorwork hat may I introduce mira into the running?
I love the combination of the stranded pattern with the unusually dyed thick and thin yarn. have any of you ever used berroco abode?
two blogs I’m happy to see back in my feeds: