Now that the holidays are finally finished, it’s time to relax and focus on the knitting that you’ve been putting off for the past few months. Call me selfish, but I’ve put a ban on knitting for anyone other than myself for the next couple projects. After knitting non-stop in order to get everyone’s knitting completed in time for Christmas, we all deserve to reward ourselves. Which is why I decided to knit this scarf as a gift to yours truly.
I saw one of our wonderful customers wearing a similar scarf and I knew I had to knit it for myself. However, when she told me it was the brioche stitch, I grew a little apprehensive. I had never really tried the brioche stitch, and just reading about it, it seemed more than a little confusing. However, it was such a pretty scarf that I decided to throw caution to the wind and dive into it. And as with most knitting patterns, it wasn’t nearly as confusing once I began. In fact, it was surprisingly easy. And it creates such a beautiful stitch pattern. It’s soft and squishy and it creates a reversible, rib-like fabric without and purls! I also love the fact that it’s gender neutral. So everyone can enjoy it.
I knit my brioche scarf using three skeins of Manos Silk Blend on size 3 needles (but as I’m a really, really loose knitter, you might want to bump that up to a size 4). The original pattern does not give a suggested cast on or needle size, so I just played around with the gauge and stitch count until I figured out what I wanted. I ended up casting on 24 stitches, but as with any project, feel free to alter that number as you see fit. We are also offering a class on this scarf on Saturday, January 25th from 1:30pm-2:30pm for just $10. So call today and reserve a spot! And happy post-holiday knitting! -Michael