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Never too old to learn!
on 2 May 2011
I bought this book after seeing one of Nancy Marchant's patterns in the Winter 2010 VOGUEknitting magazine; it was for the 'It Takes Two' scarf, knitted in S and Z Brioche stitch. In my 65 years of knitting I had never come across anything like this before, I loved the scarf and wanted to knit it, but felt I needed more knowledge of Brioche stitch first. Since the purchase of the book, and practising the stitch required, plus the two-colour Italian cast-on, and the cast off by using a tapestry needle, I have now knitted 4 of those scarfs.
The book does not have that particular scarf pattern in it, but it does contain other beautiful patterns with full instructions, for hats, scarves, shoulder capes, sweaters and jackets, and I've got my eyes on several of them for future projects.
If you have never tried Brioche stitch and the different variations of it before, this is an excellent book to start you off, everything you need to know from start to finish.