Since Stitches West, I’ve been on a bit of a brioche kick, designing and swatching new stitch patterns. Two projects have been vying for my attention.
The first project is a search for a way to liven up the brioche wrap I started months ago in Stunning String Luxury Fingering. I love love love the way the Thumbs Up pattern grows within wrap...
...but I’ve become bored with it, and disillusioned with the idea of a wrap all in the same stitch pattern. Don’t you agree? Wouldn’t be fun to flow from Thumbs Up to some other stitch pattern, ideally one with a somewhat larger scale, while still maintaining the same shape? And so I’ve been swatching this:
It was inspired by Fern and Fans in Nancy Marchant’s Knitting Fresh Brioche. I’m not quite sure it’s right yet, though – as a matter of fact, if you look closely you’ll see I switched things up halfway through the swatch. Naturally, more swatching is required.
The second project is just a wild hair of an idea at this point, but I’d like to play with two versions of a “crashing waves” sort of pattern, one executed at a much larger scale than the other. So far, I’ve just toyed with this small scale version:
Again, more swatching is required.