Thursday, January 24, 2008

Bready Stuff

My next choice for travel knitting was the Leavened Bread pattern, also from Fall Interweave. We won't talk about how long it took me to realize the pattern name was a play on the fact that it utilizes brioche stitch. I immediately imagined it in Manos, so off I went for the Manos find this great purple/pink colorway (see, I can break out of the ocean color family). I also bought a skein of solid pink which I may throw in at the sleeves.
The pattern referred you elsewhere for the stitch instructions so I asked Mr. Google and found one that worked for me. But I love the yarn and I like the way it looks with this pattern. I also decided to knit it in the round, but put a little rib on each side just to put in a smidge of stability. (I'm not sure how sound that theory really is, but, it's working for me.)
Leavened Raglan