Are you ready? Ready for a new knit along, that is!
We have a visually intriguing, fun to knit project just in time to kick off the knitting season. Let's take a look!
Racing stripes is a significantly sized scarf, measuring 7.5" x 40" unblocked (8.5" x 52" blocked) and just not any scarf mind you. It's a 2 color brioche ribbed beauty with lots of loft, bounce and totally reversible! You can choose your favorite colors, school colors, or sports team colors. The combinations are endless Oh, and did I mention . . . it's unisex too!
Don't know how to Brioche? Or worked a one color Brioche and are ready for the next step? Then this knit along is for you!
I'll guide you through the Brioche knitting process step by step with lots of images and helpful tips. If you can knit, purl, yarn over, and slip a stitch this knit along will work for you. As always, we'll be posting our sessions on Ravelry so you'll be able to join the conversation, ask questions, see other knitters feedback and post your project. That's always a lot of fun and you'll learn a bit too.
The Right Yarn
Our yarn of choice for Racing Stripes is Ewe So Sporty from Ewe Ewe Yarns. I love the clear bright colors that are a joy to mix and match. This yarn is also a super wash with lots of bounce that absolutely glides on your needles. Machine washable too. You won't go wrong here!
What You'll Need
- 2 skeins each of 2 colors Ewe So Sporty Yarn, shown in Lavender and Charcoal
- Size US 4 circular 16" needle or double pointed needles
- Size US 6 circular 16" or double pointed needles (for cast-on only)
- 2 -3 lengths 18" long of waste yarn (smooth texture and similar weight or less)
- Finishing needle
What You'll Learn
DAY 1: Click here for Day 1
- 2-Color Cable Cast-On
- Brioche Knit Stitch (BRK)
- Brioche Purl Stitch (BRP)
- Basic Brioche Selvedge Edging
- Walking thru the rows
- Joining a new ball of yarn
- Helpful tips for Brioche and troubleshooting
Day 2 - Click Here for Day 2
- 2-Color Bind-Off
- Blocking Brioche
How Do I Follow Along
All of the posts will be on the here on the NobleKnits Blog. Add a bookmark! Join the KAL group on Ravelry. Be sure to follow nobleknits on Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook. Use the hashtag #RacingStripesKAL to follow the knit along or post pictures of your progress.
So mark your calendar, plan your stripes and join me on Thursday August 18th when we'll unveil the pattern and Day 1. Until then...
- Donna, Your Friendly Knitting Doctor