I hinted a bit a couple days back about a project I’m working on, that involves a bit ‘ol stack of brioche knit samples and swatches. It’s exciting, overwhelming, fascinating, and a little bit scary!
After Sock Summit next week, I’ll be headed out to Colorado to film a how-to DVD with Interweave Press all about brioche knitting!!!!
How crazy amazing is that? I am really excited, and preparing like mad, but at the same time, I’m more than a little scared of the notion of being on camera. And worrying about hair and makeup and other things I don’t usually stress too hard about (like closeups of my manicure, eek!). So I’m just trying to prepare and practice and focus on the subject, which I love so much.
Brioche knitting is one of my absolute favorite techniques, especially 2-color brioche ribbing, which allows for such fun combinations of color and texture. Ever since I bought Nancy Marchant’s book, Knitting Brioche (http://briochestitch.com/brioche/), I’ve been designing and working with lots of brioche stitch patterning. My first cover ever on Interweave Knits was a two color brioche ribbed sweater, called Thandie.
I’ve knit lots of carefully labelled swatches and step-outs (partially worked swatches to show things step-by-step), and am trying to organize all of my jumbled-feeling thoughts into cohesive notes. And while diving so deep into the possibilities of brioche knitting, I’m having LOTS of new design ideas! So I’m taking a deep breathe and focusing on the fun of it.