WIP Wednesday

December 09, 2015

WIP Wednesday

We're starting a new feature this week wherein every Wednesday we'll share what we're working on. This week I'm sharing the brioche cowl I started. This is a shop sample but I'm so happy with it I'll definitely be making one for myself! I'd previously only done brioche flat and didn't love it. It's a bit tedious to have to work every row twice. Brioche in the round however is fabulous! I've found that brioche is all about rhythm. And once you find your rhythm with this stitch it's easy to move along pretty quickly. 

For my cowl I'm using the free pattern and tutorial from Milk Shed, it's great for anyone wanting to dip their toe into the wonderfully squishy world of brioche. I'm even thinking we may do a class on this technique sometime in February. 

I'm using one of my very favorite yarns, Manos Maxima, in Foil and Marie Antoinette. This is one of those yarns that is truly a delight to knit with and pairs perfectly with brioche, it makes the mostly wonderfully squishy, lofty fabric. I'm beginning to understand the obsession with brioche. The color combinations are truly endless, we just ordered more amazing colors of the Maxima that I'm really excited about playing with, from classic to bold and funky!

Stitch On!