A new Field Guide is here! With great joy, we open the door to a beautiful world of new knitting.
We welcome with joy the world’s foremost expert on brioche knitting, Nancy Marchant!
Field Guide No. 21: Brioche is perfect for knitters new to brioche, with how-to instructions, tips, and four patterns that set a knitter up for brioche glory. Experienced brioche knitters will love these designs, too—modern and simple, hitting that the sweet spot of easy and gorgeous.
This is the Field Guide we have dreamed of creating for a long time.
We were total brioche newbies when we started working with Nancy on this Field Guide. Now, with Nancy’s guidance and a set of gorgeous designs, we’re confident brioche knitters.
Cushiest Cowl: Elemental, graphic, superfun. This is where we start. Two lengths, short or long.
Cushiest Cowl in MDK Atlas Barn red and tutu
The yarn here is MDK Atlas, our exclusive 100% American-made Rambouillet. When we saw what happens when you knit brioche with Atlas, we thought, Well there’s something delicious. Our palette of 22 colors sets you up for subtle or vibrant two-color brioche. See them all here.
Honeycomb Scarf: Broken-rib brioche is one of the most beautiful fabrics we know. With two gradient yarns, it becomes a sophisticated swath of color.
Honeycomb Scarf in autumn rose and pearl
Honeycomb Scarf in Point Reyes and oyster (top); AUTUMN ROSE AND PEARL (bottom)
We have Freia Shawl Balls on hand for this project—you’ll need one color each of two Shawl Balls. See all the colors right here.
Honeycomb Scarf, using our MDK-exclusive Freia bundle, in the colorway Spring
If you want to really max out the color fun, we’ve created MDK-exclusive bundles of one Shawl Ball plus four Minikins, in four colorways. Order yours right here.
Cocoon Top: Nancy’s endless inventiveness gives us this snuggly layering piece—two-color brioche melded with a stitch pattern that adds graphic interest.
COCOON TOP IN MDK ATLAS, CORK AND NATURAL
MDK Atlas yarn is the star here, and it makes this a truly scrumptious brioche fabric.
Dotty Wrist Warmers: Colorful snack-sized brioche. Includes a set of stitch patterns for varying the look here and also on the Cushiest Cowl.
DOTTY WRIST WARMERS
These are Atlas colors. See them all right here.
Zoom with Nancy!
At noon Eastern, Friday, June 3 we celebrated the Field Guide launch. You can watch the recording here.
We’ll be introducing a new little set of how-to videos to go with Field Guide No. 21: Brioche, free, any minute now.
There’s going to be a superspecial knitalong that begins on Monday, June 20. If you’ve never knitted brioche, this is for you! This is going to be the kind of quick knitalong that will set you on a path to brioche glory—and if you’re already a brioche fan, you’ll enjoy it too.
Watch for details.
In the meantime, we encourage to get your Field Guide and yarns set—this summer is the summer where we brioche!
Hooray for shoppable, beautiful Lookbook 21! Browse it here.
Ann and Kay