Many of you saw a sneak peek of this beautiful chromatic cowl on my review of Homeward Bound (and whoa, that got us all really talking! I loved that!). The cowl pattern is free, but I got this lovely cowl kit from Knit Circus, and I’m so glad that I did. Who doesn’t love rainbow stuff? Yay rainbows!
Yarn (the cat) thinks this cowl is very comfy. It passes her paw-press test.
This is my first time knitting brioche, and it’s been quite fun to knit- really easy to memorize once you get the hang of it. The free pattern doesn’t include instructions for working brioche (if it’s new to you, as it was for me) but I googled some videos on Youtube and pieced it together. Once you work two rounds, it’s really easy. Ah, learning new skills! What did we do before the internet?
You can see a bit of Gatsby’s fluff in the bottom left side of the above photo.
I love the colour changes in the yarn, it’s so much fun to knit with a great chromatic yarn like this and measure progress with the stripes. I also thin that working brioche in a fingering weight gives it a different look than with a thicker yarn, the stitches really have a delicate herringbone effect.
So…… I’ve been thinking about doing a reader survey for a while, and I’ve put one together that will tell me a little bit more about you guys, what you like, what you would like to see more of here on Knitted Bliss. I promise, it’s not long at all! And because I know your time is super valuable, I wanted to make sure you got a little something for helping me out- at the end of the survey, after clicking the ‘done’ button, you’ll receive a 50% coupon for any one pattern in my Ravelry shop.
I’ll run the survey until Friday. I really want to know what you think, what other crafts you like to do, and anything else you would like to tell me.
Note to other bloggers: Survey Gizmo was way better than Survey Monkey for building this survey. No one is compensating me to say that- I don’t think either of those companies even know I exist. But in Survey Gizmo I could add a coupon code to the thank you page, whereas I couldn’t do that in Survey Monkey (without paying for a whole year subscription). Just better options for the freebie surveys, in my opinion.