Look what arrived in the mail.

I can now start work on the actual jumper instead of swatches.  I had done a practice of the pattern with brioche stitch on either side of the large cable but was not happy with the result so unravelled it. I then knitted it up with a single chain instead of brioche stitch and that…

Further developments in my “skull project”.

Further to our working on pattern ideas for the skull jumper we visited Stitches ‘n’ Things in Lakes Entrance to choose wool that would be suitable for the project.  Initially we were going to use Cleckheaton Country 8 ply and I did a swatch in some left over wool I had. We were happy with…

I forgot to put my brain into gear. . . .

I recently bought a pattern when I was in Stitches ‘n Things buying some buttons for a shirt I was making.  The pattern I bought is for a beanie but using Brioche stitch. The wool I chose to use is Bellissimo St George which is a lovely soft woo/cotton mix. The reason I say I…

A completed brioche work.

I have finished the second version of Stella which I told you about in a recent post. The dress will look much better when it is on my granddaughter as it just looks like a tube when laid out on the floor. The difficulty with the previous version was that the neckline was too tight…

A couple of finished projects. . . what’s the next project?

With the Giro d’Italia on television recently it means I have managed to get quite a bit of knitting done.  Bed time not being until the early hours of the morning! I have finally finished the Pickles brioche stitch dress I was making for my granddaughter. It doesn’t look much when it is laid out…