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#1

We have a new Knitstrip posting on Tuesday. I’m particularly excited about it because this is going to be my introduction to brioche stitch. I thought I’d get this cute little project under my belt, learn the brioche skillz, and then proceed to my longed-for Nesting Wrap in two-color brioche.

Our valiant Lounge moderator, Nell, jumped the gun and has already finished a Never Fail Muffler. Hold on a second, and I’ll show a photo to give a sneak peak of this cool little schmattah.


#2

Here’s Nell’s finished Never Fail Muffler. Big yarn (Nell please identify), smooshy brioche, perfect buttons, super chic model.


#3

Hey Kay, and everyone else,
This is a great little pattern for learning Brioche. Every stitch is so visible. It knit up quickly in a skein of Malabrigo Rasta (shown here in my dear friend’s favorite color, Lettuce)
The buttons were a perfect sparkling match, and as you can see there are fastening options.


#4

Wow, beautiful! :smile:


#5

I just got some Malabrigo Rios in Lettuce to make a Joji top. That is my color of the year. I might look for it in Rasta to make the muffler. Thank you for the visual!


#6

Which Joji? I’m dying to cast on Granito.


#7

Minus the hood-following a few posts. I do like the boxy worsted too. It really shows off the hand dying:)


#8

That is so perfect with side pockets. One 2017 goal is to have the patience to knit a sweater with size 7 or under needles!


#9

I have some Knit Picks Bare Swish Bulky that I think would work great for this. Can’t decide if I want to leave it bare or dye it with Kool Aid. Maybe make two! That is, if I can figure out the stitch. I’ve always wanted to learn brioche. What a fun non-intimidating introduction to brioche. Thanks!


#10

Brioche is on my list of things to tackle this year, and this looks like tthe perfect introduction! Thanks so much for this Knitstrip!


#11

Right now I’m working on Relaxed. Next up is Joji’s Boxy, then Granito, then Big Rubble. So basically 4 versions of the same sweater.


#12

I somehow seem to have run out and bought some Malabrigo Rasta in Zarzamora.


#13

Ooh! Brioche. I’ve tried to teach myself before, but that was 2-color brioche. Maybe I need to start with a single color…


#14

Well, that was so much fun that I knit past the specified 44 V’s, pretty much to the end of the yarn. I think I’ll just let it be long. Too dark for a picture tonight, will catch up tomorrow!


#15

Ready to bind off. Longer than specified, but that works better for my short neck…I can let it cross lower and not feel strangled.

No way to get buttons today; we’re iced in here in PDX. But I can block it!


#16

Lovely color and work!


#17

Beauuuuuuutiful! WOW! :smiley: Can’t wait to see the buttons you choose. xoA


#18

I want to learn to make two color brioche. I have the Sizzle Pop pattern by Lesley Ann Robinson. I wanted to run before I can walk and decided this was a good pattern. Maybe we can have a group for it?


#19

No buttons, just s shawl stick pin. Knit to the end of the skein; 5 inches to spare after bind off. I did wet block it to 6" x 32", maybe? It’s bounced back to 29"!


#20

WOW! Beautiful :D! I love the shawl pin idea…