In February, I went on a wonderful course run by McAree Brothers knitting shop and taught by Carol Meldrum, known as Beatknit. The course was on hand knitter’s tuck stitch also known as brioche. It was amazing, and a great start to learning this technique.
I next encountered brioche knitting at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival in March when I attended a workshop run by Stephen West of Westknits. His shawls, his enthusiasm for brioche, and his amazing sense of colour were all so inspiring!
So, I started thinking about a new design for my machine knitted fabric. Colour choices in brioche are so important. Stephen West makes it look very easy! After a number of attempts, I came up with a design.
As its not proper brioche, I needed to find a new name for it. These are some of the rejected names: bogus brioche (sounds like a hybrid monster); bad-ass brioche (son raised eyebrows and said No); pseudo brioche (too serious); artful brioche (maybe)! I eventually settled on Bandit Brioche: it’s not real brioche; and it’s a wee bit of a chancer!
Hope you like the new design which I will be selling at the Boggs Community Market on Saturday 7th May.