As I was mentioning it in my previous post, the Brioche for Teatime shawl pattern was originally developed as a collaboration with Le Chat qui Tricote for their Winter Box. We wanted something cosy and warm, in which you could wrap yourself in stitches. Brioche was then quite straightforward to include in this one!
I’ve already presented from every conceivable angle it in my previous post so I’ll not dwell on it too much in this one. I loved playing with different textures, stitches and patterns so much. Switching from brioche to garter stitch keep the knitting interesting and not boring while allowing brioche beginners to also have some brainless knitting. All of that in only one pattern!
If you want to know more about it, you can read all the details here.
We really enjoyed playing with colours for this one! We decided to mix yarn brands as the shawl uses two skeins of yarns from two different companies: Le Chat qui Tricote Féline and The Uncommon Thread Uncommon Everyday. Both yarns are made with 100% merino wool and have approx 400 m (440 yds) in a 100 g skein which make them a perfect fingering yarn match.
Choosing colours is always my weak spot. Not because I do not love them, but because I WANT THEM AAAALLLL! When choosing my colours, I fell for the deep burgundy called Lust and died by The Uncommon Thread which we decided to pair up with the light and happy coral called Coquelicot dyed by Camille.
This time, we have compiled for you seven different colours schemes for you! You can choose from all the different Winter Box colour schemes on Le Chat qui Tricote website. Some of them are already out of stock, don’t wait too long if you have a crush on one 😉
As I mentionned below, we wanted a cosy, warm and comfortable feeling in this box. We tried to add little extras to match our idea of a perfect knitting time in winter.
Each Winter Box contains :
- The Brioche for Teatime shawl pattern: printed patterns in both English and French, with a code to add it to your Ravelry library.
- One skein of The Uncommon Thread Uncommon Everyday and one skein of Le Chat qui Tricote Féline in the colour scheme of your choice.
- Everything you need to plan for you next knitting project in a lined notebook.
- One crunchy chocolate-hazelnut spread without additives, preservatives or palm oil, and made in France and a Vendean Brioche recipe (in French, but I’ll happily translate it to you in French if you want me to).
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This week extra piece of content is all about choosing colours to knit a brioche shawl you’ll cherish for years.