Hello Brioche Celebration
We knew that a 2-week learn-to-brioche-and-make-a-cowl knitalong would be fast, but it still surprises us how fast. Where did the time go? Where did all these cute cowls come from?
A hearty thank you to everyone who was game to join us for this adventure. One weekend a few months ago, Ann and I learned brioche stitch by knitting Nancy Marchant’s Cushiest Cowl from MDK Field Guide No. 21: Brioche. Based on that experience, we knew that if we could get people to sit down with this excellent pattern, with needles in hands, they could learn brioche just as quickly. Even from a standing start, and even with a checkered history with brioche.
As an extra boost for visual learners, we made a little video tutorial for you. At this writing, 1,416 people have watched it. We are going to assume that every single one of them knows how to brioche now, and has a deliciously squishy cowl to show for it.
What’s next: Ann and Cristina and I have all sunk our teeth, our needles, and our hearts into Nancy’s Honeycomb Scarf, which showcases another way to use the brioche technique, this time to create the superbly flat, woven effect of broken-rib brioche stitch. Look for that video tutorial soon. (Fear not: we’ll make a lot of noise about it.) In the meantime, if you’re itching to cast on, rest assured that Nancy’s pattern is clear as a bell. Just find a quiet spot, get the needles in your hands, and dig into the 4-row repeat. You’ll be amazed!
Prize Winning Briochers
From the beautiful squishiness piling up all over the place, we drew two winners.
If we’re not mistaken, Terri thdx333 in the MDK Lounge went with Tutu and Cedar…
…while over on Instagram, Cai @caiblecraft chose Pear and Whisper. Refreshing!
Terri and Cai, a Honeycomb Scarf Bundle will be on its way soon!
Spring is shown knit up here
Thanks and great work to all! Brioche on, through all crises.