~Neither Barb nor I would pass up a knitting pattern we liked that was listed as “Advanced”. As a pack to ourselves this year, each joint project that we do is specifically to learn a new technique – that is new to both of us. Doing the Norwegian Star slippers, we learned twined knitting. Looking inside of the slipper you can see how twined knitting looks. See that there are not any “carry along” strings. Each stitch gets twined or twisted before it is knit.
Our next project that we hope to start this week, is two color brioche knitting. We already have our two balls of variegated yarn.
We’ve chosen different color ways. Curls loves the harvest palette and I love the winter palette. If you are interested in learning how to knit brioche, join us! We’re still deciding between a couple of patterns. Barbara has knitted a type of brioche, the Fisherman’s Rib. You can see that in her scarf from the other day. She has not knitted the regular brioche, nor the two color; so this makes it a new technique for her. Let us know if you’d like to join in and we’ll let you know which pattern.
Two future projects are a linen stitch scarf and socks. We’ve knit our share of booties, but not socks. I did start one, but it was a BORING pattern so off the needles it came. As we see new techniques, they’ll be added to the projects we must do.
So, beyond beginner knitting, a few skill sets we already have, are: lace, cable, enterlac, twined, dropped stitch, cross-over stitches, beaded, Fair Isle, and whatever I can’t think of. Lol! Our mom is/was a wonderful knitter and so it’s in the genes! At 90, she says she just isn’t interested in knitting anymore. I keep offering to send needles and yarn. lol!