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 …
Welcome to the first video in our new Brioche knitting series! With the launch of Autumn Come, some of the testers said some of the stitches weren’t easy to find, so we’ll be covering all the increases and decreases used in the pattern over the next couple of weeks. The brkfyof – brioche knit into the front, yarn over, and front – creates a 2 stitch increase. It takes and entire brioche row/ rnd for this increase to be made. The first color makes the new stitches. The second color puts the new stitches into the brioche format.
I debated about writing this because it touched on some of the embarrassing parts of aging. But Puddles indominable spirit brought so much joy, I thought it’d put a smile on your face too. So, please enjoy a little knitting diversion this week with “Raising Senior Danes” or from the knitter’s perspective, “Make Sure Your Handknits are Creek-friendly”. Monday evening, we took a drive to a different part of the neighbourhood as our neighbour’s were painting. It was a lovely evening during “magic hour” – still hot from the summer’s day sun, but under the vail of golden lighting. Wearing Marquise Cut from a zoom call earlier in the day, camera mom said “are you sure you want to wear …
Isn’t it funny how some designs come about? Beach Bum falls into that “oops, but hey that works” category! Over the winter 2019, as I was planning designs for the 2020 Moebi Knits Pattern Club I knew I wanted to incorporate a moebius into a summer wardrobe. The concept idea featured a moebius where ‘double’ came into play with how you could wear it