This is Clockwork in Brioche by Stephen West. This is my first brioche stitch project ever and can I just say - so easy! If you can knit, purl, knit 2 together, and yarnover, you can knit brioche. Detailed instructions are included in this pattern.
I think many knitters who have heard of Stephen West's designs associate him with kind of crazy shawls. True, he has a unique style, but many of his designs are very wearable. I am waiting for the perfect yarn combo to jump out at me for a Daybreak.
The yarn for this project is almost all from Ewe2yarn on Etsy. I am a big fan of her nature-inspired hand-dyed yarns. They are mostly semi-solids, which I like. The colors I used are Haystack (the golden yellow), Buckwheat (brown), and a bit of leftover Herb Garden from my Featherweight Cardigan is in the border. The white is leftover alpaca from this hat. I gave that hat away to a very knit-worthy 4-year-old niece who couldn't stop admiring it last year. I kind of want to make myself another one now. It is a great hat!
As usual, let's close with a shot of how I actually wear this shawl. I generally knit long skinny shawls that I wear more like scarves. I am also a big fan of a safety pin or even a decorative pin to keep things in place.
I am off to do a little serger sewing. I'm still getting used to my serger and coverstitch machines that I received for Christmas presents. Can't wait to share a couple of things I have made using them. I hope everyone is have a relaxing, crafty weekend!