Okay, this is a bit “off topic,” but it’s a recipe — and one I’d like to share with the family, so I’m putting it here on goucher-recipes.info and hope y’all don’t mind. [For those of you reading this on Facebook, Goucher Recipes is the site I started to archive my grandmother’s recipe box.]
For the last few evenings, I’ve worked on this watchcap:
It’s based on Elizabeth Zimmerman’s prime rib or brioche stitch pattern from Knitting Without Tears. I learned this a few years ago and remember making some caps knitting in the round and in two colors. I did the first one with flat knitting, but then experimented with knitting in the round. Since Zimmerman was emphatic that prime rib worked only on flat knitting, I ended up turning the work (odd for knitting in the round) and using the basic stitch pattern both coming and going. I remember writing down how I did that, and I may have credited the two-color scheme to someone else, but I can’t find those notes any more. On the other hand, doing a quick search in Google has turned up links to recipes and tutorials that are far better than anything I would have written. So, enjoy:
- Megan Mills Circular Bicolour Prime Rib (Brioche) Hat — if I were to enter this project in the State Fair competition, I would be so much better off using Megan’s pattern!
- Sara Baldwin’s Prime Rib Dishcloth or Scarf in two colors — flat knitting, but if you find you enjoy the stitch and two colors, this is interesting
- A VideoJug tutorial on How To Knit The Two Color Brioche Stitch In The Round