This year I had a definite plan... (wait a minute, my dog Maxy wants a treat, ok, done)
As a knitwear designer Vogue Knitting is a must read.
I could see that my designs can stand up to the professionals. I am wearing my newest design "Valace" and it is just as current and relevant.
My main learning objective for that convention was to master the Brioche stitch. I was so excited to have the opportunity to attend a class from THE master brioche knitter, Nancy Marchant. I was prepared and spent a few weeks before the event testing out some one color brioche knitting. Then graduated to some 2-color brioche knitting. Tried some color reversals and also read as many articles as I could find about the brioche stitch in other knitting magazines. Some articles presented comparisons to the Fisherman's stitch. They referred to 1-row, 2-row or even 3-row increases and decreases.
By the time the convention began I was pretty much confused and sort of disillusioned.
HOW COULD I HAVE ASSUMED TO LEARN THIS STITCH IN JUST ONE CLASS?
Nancy Marchant, you are my brioche idol. Not only did your one class "Fresh Brioche" teach me enough basics to venture out and design my first shawl. You also made the entire experience fun.
Today my shawl knitting project reached the 1/2 way point and I was shooting the first pictures.
The name for this pattern is also decided: