Introducing the Frail scarf

Every now and then something works out even more magical than I’d hoped. Right now that’s how I feel about Frail. I love the long lines, I love the irregularity of the leaves protruding from three edges, I love the silvery leaf skeletons on a soft brown background… yeah. I like this one.


And I love the yarn. I worked with Eden Cottage Yarns on this – two skeins of Bedale for the background, one of Titus for the foreground – and Victoria’s subtle colourways are just perfect for this moody, ethereal effect. The pattern includes a 15% yarn discount, so you’ll have a lot of fun choosing your own perfect colour combo from her luxurious selection. But if you want inspiration, they’ve put together some enticing options right here!

Brioche is such an addictive technique, isn’t it? There’s always a new idea tempting me, and the actual stitching is so rhythmic and compelling! I can even forgive it for the extra time required to work each row twice. (For Frail, after some experimentation, I used my one-pass technique for wrong side rows only – I found it hard to get the tension right on the increases.)

You can get Frail for 20% off until Sunday – no code required. Happy brioching!


Oh, and if you’re wondering about the name? I read on Twitter that “frail” can mean a leaf skeleton. I haven’t been able to dig up any evidence whatsoever to back this up. But it’s too pretty. I had to use it anyway.