The Rudbeckia Hat is a wonderful pattern to learn brioche knitting because it's basic brioche knitting, with no decreases. Soon you'll be off adding brioche to many of your projects.
I used the lovely Sueno DK Yarn and had so much left after completing the hat that I took the basic pattern and then made a matching baby hat and booties using the same technique. Be sure to watch my video (below) for tips on how to do this yourself!
How I made myRudbeckia Hat pattern: 8.5” wide by 8.5” tall blocked.
How I made myRudbeckia Baby Hat pattern: 6.75” wide by 6” tall blocked.
How I made myRudbeckia Baby booties pattern: 3.5” wide by 3.5” tall blocked.
Handknit gloves are so special, and Kelley has whipped up a great free pattern for an easy pair, knit from our exclusive Bravo yarn. These gloves are soft and luxurious but also very practical. Alpaca is warm and light, so these gloves will be light as air.One of the challenges of knitting gloves is avoiding the holes that inevitably appear between the fingers, usually because enough stitches weren't picked up or they were picked up too loosely. Kelley has solved that problem!
Sometimes you just need an easy project to work on, and Kelley's new free pattern, the Simple Ribbed Hat, is the perfect cast-on for times like these.
We debuted this pattern on a recent Technique Tuesday on Facebook Live, and Kelley used it to demonstrated how to fix a few common mistakes knitters make all the time (even a pro-level knitter like Kelley!).
You'll learn how to fix dropped stitches, turn purls into knits, and fix incorrectly oriented stitches.
Have you heard of Izzy Dolls? They're darling little toys that are included in aid packages, and are sometimes a child's first toy. Designer Esther Braithwaite has developed many patterns for Izzy Dolls, sometimes called Comfort Dolls, and they're available free in her Ravelry store.
Kelley fell in love with them and decided to feature Izzy Dolls on her weekly Facebook Live broadcast, Technique Tuesday.