A Small but Luscious WIP
Malabrigo worsted weight. Brioche stitch. Cables. Neckwarmer. Need I say more?
That’s Glacier Malabrigo, which I got from Karen. It’s very soft and pretty. When knit in brioche stitch, it’s downright sqooshy. The cables are just an added bonus. The pattern is Brioche Moebius from Janet Szabo’s Winter 2006 Twists and Turns. However, I am making a narrower version (3 not 5 cables wide), and I won’t be making the moebius. Janet designed it as a moebius scarf to drape over the head in lieu of a hat–the fabric is entirely reversible. I want a neckwarmer. So, I’ve decided to knit it long enough to cross and then button in front. This means I have to learn how to make button loops at the end of the scarf (crochet a chain?), and I’ll have to find buttons. With just a small JoAnns, that could be a tough job. Any advice on button loops and online button resources I’d be happy to receive!
Brioche stitch is a blast to knit, and I love how the cables curve the edge of the scarf. This baby is thick too.
I’ll be toasty warm when back in Wisconsin and Illinois for the holidays. Maybe we’ll even get down to freezing here one early morning in December or January, and I’ll be able to wear it with a sweater outside. I know, that’s just unnecessary bragging.