Teazle (plus giveaway)

Teazle is out today on ravelry, it’s 10% off with the code PRICKLY, and there’s yarn to give away later in this post!

So you knew it was going to happen…one day I was going to fall for brioche.  And wow did I fall hard.  This is my first brioche project, but I know for sure it won’t be the last (yes, yes there are more on the needles already).

Now we come to the potentially tricky bit.  Because it is my first brioche project, I totally don’t feel comfortable claiming that I can teach you everything you need to know about brioche just yet.  I want you coming into this with a little bit of basic background knowledge (sort of like how I expect you to know how to knit, purl, and yarn over for the rest of my patterns).  For this one, you want to be able to work two color brioche in the round (the rest I’ll tell you how to do, but that I want you feeling confident with on your own).  The good news is you can get to that point in like an hour of swatching and video watching (I love this one).  Once you feel comfy with that, you’re golden!

You start with your basic ribbing (Translation: you do the easy bit early on while you get a feel for things). Then you work beautiful little seed pods (Translation: as soon as you’re just starting to get bored with the ribbing, you get to switch over to the fancy bits because really…those are super fun). You do as many sets of those as you like before switching back to ribbing (Translation: if you’re having fun, keep going…if you get a little scared, you only have to do them once and you can totally go back to the ribbing and have it look awesome). Then at the end, you work a very tidy crown (Translation: seriously, every brioche crown ever looks like magic, you owe it to yourself to do this at least once just because it’s so satisfying).  You really are going to have fun with this!

And, just to make sure one of you has an awful lot of fun, I’ve got two skeins of the glorious Ontheround yarn I used for the orange hat to send off to one of you.  If you think it should be you, leave a comment here telling me about something you were a little scared of but learned how to do anyway.  It doesn’t have to be knitting related.  Did you learn how to change out an electrical outlet? How to take public transit somewhere you don’t speak the language? How to make a really great soufflé?  You folks are a talented lot and I want to hear what you’ve conquered!

And I totally can’t send yarn to all of you, but I can give everyone 10% off with the code PRICKLY.  Just put Teazle in your cart, hit the coupon button, and type in PRICKLY.  You’ll see the change right away (if that ever doesn’t work, double check your spelling…that solves about 99% of problems, if you’re still stumped, email me and we’ll sort it out!).

The code will work until the end of the day, eastern time, on Friday June 7.  Comments left between now and the end of the day Friday, June 7 will be entered to win the yarn.  You need to be an adult and to have a US mailing address.  Some time next week, I’ll pick a winner and email them to ask for their mailing address (so please use a real email address…it won’t sign you up for any mailing lists or anything, but I will need it to contact the winner).  I’ll need to hear back from whoever wins within 3 days of when I email them or I will pick another winner and contact them.