Sizzle Pop Shawl

I wanted to knit this two-color brioche stunner the second it was released (earlier this year), but contraryΒ to my normal behavior I ruminated on it awhile rather than jumping right in. The pattern is called Sizzle Pop and is authored by Lesley RobinsonΒ (Knit Graffiti). Seeing as this is my third completed Lesley Robinson pattern I am becoming quite the fan–as should you all.

At some point it struck me that with the right colors this shawl would make a lovely Christmas gift for my mom. I set to work searching for the perfect yarn and came up with “Dirty Denim” Superwash Sock 80/20 by Spun Right Round, which I found in my stash. For the deeper, contrasting color I chose the colorway “Eclipse” in Black Trillium Fibres Pebble Sock.

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I went with the smaller, triangle version and used size 5 needles rather than size 4. I followed the pattern precisely until I reached the final two rows when I realized I would not have enough Dirty Denim to finish, so I bound off at that point, two rows shy. It did not affect the overall look of the shawl, and I am thrilled with the outcome. I cannot wait for my mom to open her fabulous, blue brioche shawl!

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Mom’s Blue Rollers

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As a second knit gift for my mom’s birthday I made her these Rose City Rollers in one color with no stripes or funkiness–which is just how she likes it. The yarn is Black Trillium Fibres Lilt Sock in the colorway “Sivia.” It’s a real stunner!

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This Rose City Rollers pattern is by Mara Catherine Bryner (@orangeknits on Instagram). It’s simple, straightforward and a must for summer. Somehow I have only knit this pattern once prior,Β but I’d like to eventually have a whole collection of these–in ALL the colors.

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