Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Another Cowl

 I knitted another Brioche Vine Cowl (pattern by Mercedes Tarasovich).

This is the fourth one I have made - I think it is the warmest cowl. I made this one for my Dad.

I learned to knit brioche using one colour at a time, but for this cowl I tried one pass two colour brioche. It was much faster, but I ended up with odd mistakes that I didn't know how to fix - I am hoping that it is just inexperience, and I will get better. I have enough yarn leftover to make another cowl with the colours reversed. The yarn is Knit Picks Preciosa (a 100% Merino singles yarn), that I dyed. The cowl is incredibly soft. I learned to knit one pass two colour brioche from this tutorial from Sockmatician. The tutorial didn't cover increases and decreases and I explained what I did on my project page on Ravelry.

My sweater is progressing nicely now that I have finished the sleeves. I also finished the ribbing on the neck so that I would be able to use the rest of the yarn for the body. I am past my waist and have almost half the yarn left so it should be a tunic/mid thigh length when finished.

Photos from around -

 Second bathroom renovations - we discovered a blue tub under the Bath Fitter insert.
 Surveying her world.
Geese on the open water on the  river.

All the best!♥︎


Raewyn said...

The cowl is gorgeous in those two colours - couldn't see any mistakes from here - I'm sure your Dad will love it. In a close-up of your jersey, I can really see the subtle variations of colour - very lovely. I bet the river was noisy with all those geese there - were they having a break on the way north? Wow Maggie got up high - what a great vantage point! xx

Sam I Am...... said...

I have a book on brioche but I have not tried it yet. I want to do color work too so I best get learning! Your cowl is beautiful! I too like them for warmth and I don't care for the baggy ones that just hang around your neck. that one looks perfect for actually keeping your neck warm!

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