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Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Something Very New

When I knit the Westknits MKAL shawl earlier this Spring, I got to work brioche stitch for the first time and I loved it!  I loved it so much that I immediately decided that I needed to brioche all the things!  I might have even purchased two gradient sets from Miss Babs to make a Rose Gold.  Since my only experience with brioche was the little bit on the mystery shawl and I had never done two color brioche, I decided it might be smart to try it on a smaller project first.  Let me introduce you to my smaller project!
Meandering Shawl
This is the start of the Meandering Shawl from the 10th anniversary book (also e-book) from Loop of London.  I went stash diving and found a single skein of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Undergrowth (I love this color) and some Rowan Kidsilk Night in color 607 (I'm sure there's a better color name for this, but I'm having no luck finding the color name for 607 and the yarn was only made for a little while and then discontinued -why?  Why, Rowan, why?).  Kidsilk Night is Kidsilk Haze with sparkle.  I also have some plain Kidsilk Haze in off white that I thought about using, but then I realized that when faced with a choice of sparkles or no sparkles, the only rational choice was to use the sparkles!
Meandering Shawl
So I'm off and running, or sort of, on my first two color brioche shawl!  Fun fact about brioche?  It's reversible!

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Anonymous LeAnnW said...

Lovely! You are a brave lady - I've tried brioche with kid silk haze and it was not easy. Combining it with a non-mohair yarn might be the ideal solution.

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