Nancy Marchant's Willow Scarf

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Learn Something New This Spring!

If you find yourself (still) spending extra time at home this year now would be the perfect opportunity to deep dive into a new skill.
Introducing the queen of brioche Nancy Marchant, she's back with 12 full brioche patterns and 75 stitch patterns that you can turn into your own unique cowls and scarves. 
In her book Knitting Fresh Brioche, she takes you through brioche every step of the way, from casting on, to basic stitches, increases and decreases, and binding off.
But the learning doesn't stop there, once you've mastered those basics, the second half of the book shows you how to use increases and decreases on the reverse side to create unique design features, how to modify patterns for working in one color or working in the round, and how to mix and match repeating patterns to design your own brioche!
Progress shot of nancy marchants willow brioche knit scarf with her book sample in the backgroundThere's enough in this book to keep you knitting for YEARS!
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My Willow Scarf
This is the scarf featured on the front cover of Nancy's book. I've used Roll with It Melange and Tuscan Snow. The best thing about these yarns was that the Roll with it Ball was so generous (386 yards) that I was able to knit the whole scarf with just one ball, and with Tuscan Snow I was able to buy 400 yards in one continuous piece, making the ends an absolute dream to weave in!
You Will Needwoman wearing nancy marchant's willow brioche scarf knit in shades of blue and purples and pinks
400 Yards Tuscan Snow
Yarn Needle for Weaving in Ends
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Roll With It

Let your imagination run wild with rich jewel tones, and generous yardage. Knit large garments & accessories with just one skein.

Worsted
100% Acrylic
386 Yards (356 meters)
5.29oz (150g)
19 sts x 15 r = 4" (10cm) on US 8 (5mm) needles.
I-9 (5.5mm) Crochet Hook
Machine Wash Warm, Gentle Cycle. Tumble dry low.

Tuscan Snow
Purchase exactly however many yards you need to complete your project and it will come in one continuous strand, saving you time weaving in ends and averting unsightly knots in your project.

Worsted
75% Acrylic, 10% Viscose, 10% Wool, 5% Alpaca
4-5 Stitches per Inch on US 8-9 (5-5.5mm) Knitting Needles
H or I (5-5.5mm) Crochet Hook
Wash in 30C Water, Lay Flat to Dry

 

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