January 2017: Brioche Challenge

Do you fancy livening up your knitting in 2017?

Starting on January 1st 2017 and running until January 31st I will be hosting a Brioche Challenge. Whether you are a total brioche beginner or fancy trying your hand at something more complicated I hope you will join me (and provide virtual tea and cake) as I dive headfirst into my first challenge of 2017.

You can take part either in my Ravelry group where we have a specific thread, or you can join in with the challenge over in the brand new Everyday Knitter Facebook group.  

I hope you will find plenty of inspiration there and maybe think about joining us. 

The challenge will run until January 31st and I shall be offering a prize to a participant (chosen at random) from a Finished Object post - one from the Ravelry group and one from the Facebook group.

There has been a lot of chatter on both groups already about possible brioche projects and so we have put together a bundle of patterns to kindle your interest. There is a range there from basic-for-beginners to someday-I-will-be-good-enough, but this is by no means exclusive and if you find another project to work on that is absolutely fine. Also if you have a dormant WIP that you set aside please feel free to resurrect it and brioche-along with the rest of us.

If, like me you are a complete brioche newbie you might find this tutorial to be really useful. I know it certainly helped me. Sarah of the Crafts from the Cwtch blog post has a very clear way of explaining things which will have you brioch-ing in no time.