I saw Peachy by Susanne Sommer and finally saw the appeal of two-color brioche. This shawl is gorgeous! The construction is fun and different than anything I've attempted before, I had a blast knitting it. I obviously went a little bold with my color choices even though what drew me to the pattern were the subtle colors that she used.
This shawl called for four different colors in fingering weight, ranging from 90 yards to 400 yards. I used a bit of scraps and two full skeins. My only advice on the pattern is read the abbreviations thoroughly before you start the pattern... I had to cast on three times before I had everything correct.
When you are working with two colors in brioche you actually knit RS with color A then the RS again with Color B. This took a bit of time to wrap my brain around but once I got it down it was smooth sailing. I wouldn't say that this is an easy knit, I definitely had to pay attention so I wasn't skipping increases.
I don't think two-color brioche is going to become my normal knitting but I loved the challenge of this new skill. This is the shawl that I will be wearing on the greyest days of winter to cheer myself up! You just feel warm and happy when you see these colors together!
I have never knit brioche, but I just might have to put it on next year's bucket list. Your shawl is quite impressive. xoxo Andrea @ This Knitted LifeReplyDelete
You should totally try it! It was much easier than I thought and very satisfying with how squishy it is :)Delete
I love this colorful shawl! I was intimidated by brioche at first, but it grows on you :) Your knitting is so lovely!ReplyDelete
Thank you for the complement! I definitely think that a few more brioche knits will be made, it didn't take long for me to get into the rhythm of brioche.Delete