Black Forest Brioche: Kits

Price: $46.00
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Tiefe Wasser + Cardinal (one of each per kit)
Tiefe Wasser + Cardinal (one of each per kit)
Kieran's original
Kieran's original
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Close-up of reverse side.
Close-up of reverse side.

This is one amazing catch-your-breath design by Kieran Foley.

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Be sure to get the pattern directly from the designer on his Ravelry page here What we offer is simply yarn to knit this beautiful piece with.  The cost of the pattern has not been added. 

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The Design

Here is how Kieran describes Black Forest Brioche:

A dazzling brioche pattern with shifting feathery clusters of color and fern-like contrasts of density. 

Do be aware that the pattern assumes you are somewhat familiar with Brioche Knitting techniques.

The pattern is charted with some descriptions as well. 

Yarn and Colorways 

Kieran used Schoppel's Zauberball Crazy as his main, color-changing yarn, in the colorway called Tiefe Wasser, #2404.  And for his almost-solid color yarn he used one called Plump, a rich cranberry colored yarn.  

He did a swatch using 266 yards of the Zauberball and 218 yards of the almost-solid colorway and got a piece that is 33" long (85cm) x 20" wide (51cm. 

Thus if you would like to make a wrap with 5 1/2 repeats of the chart you will have a length of about 66" (167cm).  He writes that this would require a bit more than one ball of each colorway.

He does suggest that if one finds oneself running short of yarn it is fine to stop on any row of the chart.

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Our kit is composed of one skein of each colorway as described here:

1.  Zauberball Crazy (75% wool + 25% nylon with 459 yards(420 meters) per 100g ball).  This yarn is plied with long color runs.  We offer  the colorway Tiefe Wasser (translates as Deep Water in English; this is the same yarn and colorway as Kieran used) with its glorious teals and blues, greens and puples, roses and olives. 

2.  Our solid colorway is a different yarn than the one Kieran used in his piece.  This is a brand-new yarn from Juniper Moon Farm called Moonshine Fine, a fingering weight made up of 30% baby alpaca + 30% wool + 25% nylon + 15% Silk and with 437 yards (400m) per 100g skein.  It feels absolutely delicious!  This colorway is Cardinal (a close cousin of his Plump), a really lovely rich rose color that contrasts nicely with the Zauberball.  

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If you would like to make a larger piece, get two kits for 2 x 2 = 4 skeins of yarn. 

Alternatively you might have in your stash other yarns that would work with this and you can supplement the kit with them for additonal visual interest (which is indeed what Kieran did with his).

 

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