Personally, I am very happily addicted to brioche knitting. I know knitting trends come and go but this one really appeals to me. I love the squishiness of the finished product; love how it is reversible; and the rhythm of the knitting itself just lends itself to that zen-like state that I aspire to in our craft.
So I am excited to be able to offer some great yarns that would look wonderful in this design, the Brioche Blossom Shawl by Sandra Nesbitt.
Please be sure to get the pattern directly from Sandra on her Ravelry page. We offer the kit of yarns via this webpage.
Here I quote the designer herself:
Stunning reversible shawl worked in a mix of 2 coloured and 1 coloured Brioche with a little garter stitch and lace thrown in.
It’s fascinating to work through each stitch pattern and see this shawl grow as your experience in knitting brioche grows too.
The Yarn and Colorways
Sandra recommends Sport weight yarn in three colors.
The small shawl will need about 50g of each color; for the larger size plan on 100g of each of the three.
Sandra's original piece used three almost-solid colorways. We do not offer the same yarn nor the same colors as she used. You can see what we have in the inset photos on the top picture on this page and again right below that.
We have put together two kits, each using a set of yarn different from the others. For most brioche designs, it is very important to have each color stand out against the others and hence we have chosen colors that are very distinct one to the next yet still working in harmony.
This kit gives a sport weight yarn from Malabrigo called Rastita, a pure merino wool that is slightly felted. Each skein has 309 yards(283 meters)/ 100g.
Color A is a tonal varietated colorway called Sabiduria, a gorgeous and rich blend of hues in the red-violet family with hints of fuchsia as well as deep violet and a number of shades in between.
Color B is simply a cream called Natural. A great foil, it highlights other colors as it remains neutral.
Color C is again a neutral, this time the other end of the color spectrum as Black and acts as a superb contrast.
No, Sandra did not add beads to this pattern. However, if you would like to, I am including that option.
You can get about 20 grams of size 6/0 beads -- that would give you roughly 240 beads to place wherever you decide they would look best. I am thinking the outer edges for extra swirl perhaps?
If you have a preference on bead color, tell me. Otherwise I will choose for you.