Race Puddles (runners) or me (walkers) in Handspun Hope’s 1st virtual 5K!
The tie that binds all of our 2021 releases is “Hems and Ends”. We’ll be exploring a variety of cast on and bind off methods as well as a few tricks and tips for what do to with yarn ends.
Wow, 2020 is almost hindsight! With the wild ride the world-wide pandemic is, I’m so thankful for the vivid colors of “gorgeous gradients” to awaken each release. As I prepare for the nephew invasion (which will see us here until the New Year), let’s recap what 2020 brought to your knitting needles.
Ready to take your Christmas knitting virtual? Puddles and I are joining the Fasten Off YAL (yarn-a-long) both as a designer and Great Dane blanketed knitter.
Featured as the November 2020 Malabrigo Quickies program release, Snow Showers knits up a double knit cozy cowl in 2 skeins of Verano. In a new facet of the Quickies program, I was honored to be interviewed by Jessica! Grab your favorite hot drink and pop over to November Quickies: Snow Showers to read our chat. As a bonus, find out what I’m sipping on right now ;-).
If design were to be contrived as a recipe, this unusual combination would be the making of this week’s release, Snow Showers. “Ingredients” – inputted by God throughout the past 25 years! 1 part Christmas gift box – Christmas 2019 (reused from 2018, 2017, 2016, 😉 you get the idea) 1 part choir music from elementary school – yep that’s the 25 years ago reference. In elementary school choir we sang “Solitary Snowflake” by Jerry Estes. Now I don’t have any recordings from my school, but this gives you the feel… and fashion of the day! https://hallmanmusic.weebly.com/solitary-snow-flake.html 2 parts yarn… plus 2 more parts yarn – originally selected by Malabrigo Quickies program, I admit to having a designer brain miscalculation …
After increasing last week, this week we examine the final set in this series for Autumn Come – 5 to 1 brioche st decreases. First up, brssk3togpsso – brioche slip, slip, knit 3 brioche sts together, and pass slipped brioche sts over the st just created. Since this is worked as a brk base, the st will already be in “brioche format” for the next pass on your CC rnd.
Taking it up a notch, watch how to work a 1 to 5 brioche increase using brioche purl.
Now that you’ve mastered the brkfyof, let’s expand that increase to really grow your stitch count even more. The brkfyofyof is a 4 stitch increase.
What’s an increase without a decrease! The brioche knit 3 together (brk3tog) is demonstrated in today’s stitch tutorial. This stitch is the companion to the brkfyof from the last video in Autumn Come. To work the brk3tog, insert your needle into the next 3 brioche stitches (5 loops because of the 2 companion yo’s present) and knit them all together. It’s as simple as that 😊. Note: this brk3tog is working a sy1o, brk, s1yo together. In general brioche knitting, you can also work a brk, s1yo, brk together but will need to start with a yarn over to be set up for the next rnd of brioche. If working a brk3tog on a brk, s1yo, brk, there will be …