Monday, December 20, 2010
I decided to start with a one yarn brioche swatch to get my brain around how brioche works. (The pattern I'm working towards is in two yarns.) My knitting paranoia immediately kicked in. I knit a few rows, didn't see what I expected to see, and ripped back and started again. I did this three times. I was getting nowhere, fast.
I still didn't trust it, and made some mistakes, but I didn't rip again. Then I got engaged in a conversation, and voila, it was fine! (Funny that I always do better when I stop thinking.) When I looked down at the work, I liked it. Then I decided to try it on 5s. A few more mistakes happened ( I didn't say I made them **looking around suspiciously**) but I liked it better a little tighter.
Now that I get the concept, on to two color. Then on to the scarf. Then the vest. It's a lot of prep for one little vest, but I'm so excited to put a new skill in my toolbox I don't care! I hope if you don't do brioche stitch yet you'll try it. Use this link to a YouTube video tutorial. A written plan can be found in Vogue Stitchionary One, and The Encyclopedia of Knitting. Try it!