Ready to move beyond stockinette stitch? Ready to amaze yourself with your own cleverness?
We welcome back Jen Arnall-Culliford, whose brand-new series is here. Boost Your Knitting: Another Year of Techniques begins now with the first month’s project and a trio of free video tutorials that set us up for glory in knitting tuck stitches.
One look at the pattern featured is enough to entice me to try this technique.
It’s the Bramen Cowl by Nancy Marchant. Nancy is an absolute master at creating exquisite fabrics using all sorts of yarnovers and knits and purls. There are tons of tuck stitches, so this project is an excellent place to try out the technique. Nancy and Jen make this a perfect appetizer for everybody who is brioche curious yet feels a bit wobbly about jumping in.
In addition to the video tutorial above, there are two more technique videos that Jen teaches to go along with the Bramen Cowl.
Two-color Long-Tail Cast On. A great start for brioche and double knitting projects. Get that colorplay working from the get-go.
Sewn Cast Off. Developed by Elizabeth Zimmerman, this cast-off matches the two-color long-tail cast-on of Nancy Marchant’s Bramen Cowl. It creates a nice, stretchy edge.
How to Get in on Boost Your Knitting
We may be the biggest fans of Jen and Jim Arnall-Culliford. They have developed a way of learning new knitting skills that combines great designers, useful techniques, and beautiful yarns. Boost Your Knitting features a new project and a new technique each month, for the coming year. You can read all the details about signing up for the Boost Your Knitting book and yarn kits right here.
We’ll be featuring each month’s project and video tutorials here on MDK—the videos are worth watching no matter what. But we hope you’ll sign up for the full Boost Your Knitting series, because there is a ton of good stuff ahead. (We peeked!)
See what happens when you get the hang of tuck stitches? Jen is such a happy camper. And you will be, too.