Explorations in Brioche Knitting »
InstructionsFor the first pattern repeat of this project, I used a lifeline at the beginning of every odd-numbered pattern row (i.e. every four rows of knitting).
This may seem like overkill, but I found myself depending on it a fair amount until I understood the mechanics of this stitch. (I'm not a longtime knitter.) When I pulled out the lifelines, I tied them off on the sides to serve as row ...
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Type of item: Accessory
Style: Mod, Funky, Outdoorsy
Cascade 220, 2 skeins, color 9922 "David's Eyes." Size 6 Knitter's pride needes Scrap yarn for lifelines, stitch marker, tapestry needle
What was your inspiration?
I am coming back to knitting after a hiatus of a few years, and was only knitting for a couple years before that. The brioche knitting looked so nice that I wanted to see if I could do it. Nancy's instructions were very clear.
What are you most proud of?
I haven't forgotten how to knit!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Use lifelines and stitch markers, especially at the beginning. Allow yourself plenty of time ... this is not a quick weekend project. But it's definitely worth the effort!
I love the cushy feel of the fabric, and the pattern is lovely. A variegated yarn adds interest.