Well, let me tell you, this book leaves you fearless when it comes to the ever-so-intimating Brioche stitch.
Author(s): Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark
Paperback: Brioche Chic: 22 Fresh Knits for women & men
Pages: 152 Pages
Retail Price: $26.99
Let me give you a virtual "tour" through the book:
The book opens with Brioche Basics. Ok, here you go...non intimidating step-by-step instructions that will leave you feeling as though you have worried for nothing. I, recently decided to break out my yarn and needles (shocking, huh?) and get to work on this stitch.
It IS a bit of extra effort, but the minute you see the texture appear and your piece come to life, it will seem quite obvious.
Helpful tips along the way to ease the "pain" a bit. Go slowly! That's what they suggest and that's what I suggest.
Next appears the beautiful 22 patterns. The photography is awesome, with colorful yarns and simple textures. Everything from a basic Brioche scarf, to an Arrow Yoke Cardigan.
|Arrow Yoke Cardigan|
Other projects in this book are pullover sweaters for both women & men...
A beautiful pair of mittens. It has a matching hat. So love this.
And this Star-Crown Beret is a definite in my que.
My love for knitting cowls is endless. I adore this project. It's a Reversible Scarf, loop, circle. Wear long or wrap twice to create YOUR favorite look.
What do you think. I've only given you a hint of what's in this book, so you'll run right out to your LBS (Local Book Store), LYS (Local Yarn Shop) or Interweaves website to get your hands on it.
I give this book a *thumbs up* for photography, original design, creativity, and choice of projects. I feel it's worth the buy and a chance to try a stitch you may or may not have tried.
So, I bid you much love knitters, and encourage you to take a peek at this book. You won't be sorry. I'm anxious to hear your thoughts.