Created by: NashvilleKnippie
Project

Alex Scarf

What are you most proud of? My perseverance and the pleasure of finishing a beautiful piece. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Be patient! Enlarged charts were key for me and much easier in keeping up with pattern progress. The charts also helped tremendously in actually "getting it" where brioche is concerned.

You Can Make This

NashvilleKnippie made Alex Scarf with:

Explorations in Brioche Knitting

Online Class

Explorations in Brioche Knitting

with Nancy Marchant

  • Rowan Felted Tweed
  • colorways 146 (herb) and 162 (clover).
  • US 7 / 4.5 mm / UK 7

Project Description

What are you most proud of? My perseverance and the pleasure of finishing a beautiful piece. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Be patient! Enlarged charts were key for me and much easier in keeping up with pattern progress. The charts also helped tremendously in actually "getting it" where brioche is concerned.

Q&A with NashvilleKnippie

Nancy Marchant asked:
And this is a beauty as well.
NashvilleKnippie answered:
Thanks, again. You can't know how hard it was to frog about half the scarf because I found a mistake at the beginning of the second repeat. I had to do it though, because it's such a nice pattern. On another note, why do you recommend only wools or wool blends? Is it the inelasticity of cotton, bamboo, and silk?
rigasgirl asked:
Very nice work. Do these class is difficult for advanced knitters????
NashvilleKnippie answered:
I found Nancy Marchant's explanations to be the key for me, as well as the ability to go back and repeat parts of the lesson whenever I wished. You just can't rush the learning process for brioche. It's really quite methodical and quite logical once you wrap your brain around the ways in which it's different. I encourage you to give it a try...just know that it takes practice, and for me at least, a quick "refresher" course going back through my class notes when I do a brioche project. The result, however, is absolutely worth the trouble. Good luck!

Skill Level

Intermediate