Created by: Andy Baker
Project

Alex Scarf

What are you most proud of? This yarn. It's actually called Recup. The e got left out. I'm crazy about it. It's wooly and from Paris - from a really great shop. Well, it's a beautiful shop, but it's a little confusing. All the yarn is hanging on the walls and you have to wait in a clump until one of the saleswomen comes and gets you. Bring your inner New Yorker. You have to be a little pushy. The yarn is perfect for the project and it should feel fine on my neck. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Swatch. The pattern is intuitive after a while. It sort of flew for the first 7/8ths. And then right before it got to the end, I was ready for it to be finished because I kept thinking of things I wanted to try, other patterns, other stitch combinations. I found it inspiring. And the yarn is fine against my neck. Not super soft, just a firm, wool feel.

You Can Make This

Andy Baker made Alex Scarf with:

Explorations in Brioche Knitting

Online Class

Explorations in Brioche Knitting

with Nancy Marchant

  • Rcup' from la droguerie in Paris. We were there last weekend and I bought some specifically for this pattern. It's 80% wool and 20% recycled 'other'
  • which means cotton
  • poly and whatever was laying around.

Project Description

What are you most proud of? This yarn. It's actually called Recup. The e got left out. I'm crazy about it. It's wooly and from Paris - from a really great shop. Well, it's a beautiful shop, but it's a little confusing. All the yarn is hanging on the walls and you have to wait in a clump until one of the saleswomen comes and gets you. Bring your inner New Yorker. You have to be a little pushy. The yarn is perfect for the project and it should feel fine on my neck. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Swatch. The pattern is intuitive after a while. It sort of flew for the first 7/8ths. And then right before it got to the end, I was ready for it to be finished because I kept thinking of things I wanted to try, other patterns, other stitch combinations. I found it inspiring. And the yarn is fine against my neck. Not super soft, just a firm, wool feel.

Q&A with Andy Baker

KatherineBG asked:
Fun! Would love to visit that yarn shop. Is the wool soft? The swatch looks great.
Andy Baker answered:
The wool is not soft at the moment. It's a little stiff, but not scratchy. It's the perfect yarn for this project. I'm hoping it will loosen up a bit with wear. It's not uncomfortable, but not crazy soft.
TEREVALE11153184 asked:
THIS IS SO BEUTIFUL I WOULD LIKE TO LEARN HOW TO DO IT. I LIKE TO KNIT IS MY HOBBY AND I LOVE IT AND THIS THINGS ARE A CHALLENGE FOR ME
Andy Baker answered:
You should take this class. Brioche is explained very well, and it's very addictive. I'm zipping along on this scarf. And I have a lot of other ideas for things I'd like to make.

Skill Level

Intermediate