Brioche and the Winter Blast

Jan 08

One week into 2018 and I have my first FO!

Brioche is a technique that I have long admired but never tried. In a Facebook group, other knitters suggested pattern ideas for a first brioche project. I grabbed a ball of yarn that hadn’t been returned to the stash yet and just went for it using the Drejø patternWhat do you know, it’s not that hard! My gauge and yarn choice are off for that particular project, so I’m not going to continue it but the bit I started gave me enough confidence to get going on a project I really wanted to start.

#makenine2018 Project 1

Nutmegknitter Chromatic Cowl

I purchased the Chromatic Cowl kit at Vogue Knitting Live a few years back. How can you resist squishy fabric and rainbows? I cast on January 1st and finished within the week! Mostly I worked on this project in the evenings. The lamplight didn’t accurately show the colors, so it was a treat to look at it in natural light and see the gorgeous gradient. While it has gone straight from cast-off to cowl-to-wear, there is quite a bit of bias. I could and might block it, but honestly, I would rather just wear the cowl!

It’s cold!

Layered up

The weather this past week has been crazy cold, what with the Bombogenesis and all. I think we’ll be back to normal temperatures towards the end of this week. I signed up to walk or run a mile outside each day in January in the Race Cancer Winter Challenge so I have been layered up. I wish more of my layers were wools and handknits, but it’s hard to beat the lightweight warmth of polar fleece. I did use my Thames Street Mittens, previously felted when worn shoveling in a winter storm, and they were wonderful.


  1. That rainbow brioche cowl looks great! Brioche is something that I haven’t tackled yet but hope to one of these days.

    • Now that I’ve done one project, I’m ready to brioche all the things! :)

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