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Strange Brew Directory

September 26, 2019

This post is a directory of the Strange Brew knits that Alexa and I have done over the course of the past couple of years! We’ve had so much fun with this recipe, and we hope you will too. Each of the posts below includes charts that you can apply to your own Strange Brew sweater!

Our Strange Brew colourwork yoke ‘recipe’ pattern is useful and flexible, but without an example (or a dozen examples!) you could find yourself staring at the blank page, uncertain what to put on your yoke!

If you’re embarking on a ‘design it yourself’ colourwork yoke, check out our tutorial series dedicated to the techniques and methods for Strange Brew.

strange brew example sweaters

Have we knit SO MANY strange brew sweaters? Yes, yes we have!

Sparkly dots and short sleeves! Cute!
A bold graphic pattern, and saturated tones.
A steeked cardigan for Bodhi with some serious fall vibes!
A little bit like 2-tone coffee beans?
Quick, simple motifs in vivid colours! Charts here.
Cropped and detailed; in this yoke I experimented with green and pin combinations!
This colour combination was outside my comfort zone, but I love it!
Simple and classic with a retro holiday mood!
Simple but perfectly satisfying!
Designed without a plan, this yoke was an adventure!
Icicles for Hunter
Snowflakes for Bodhi!
Link to blog post A Strange Brew for Hunter
Hunter’s cropped tree inspired Strange Brew
Link to Teeny Tiny Things blog post
A Teeny Tiny sweater for Emma
Link to One More Time blog post
I knit it one more time! Maximum matchy effect
A simple yoke of dashes and dots: Bodhi’s Morse Code Yoke
a back view of a colourwork yoke sweater
Keeping it simple! Em’s 2 colour Strange Brew is straight from the recipe. Check out the charts she used here.
6 Comments leave one →
  1. Donna permalink
    October 29, 2019 2:59 pm

    So much inspiration!

    I need more than 24 hours in a day, more than 1 pair of hands and a knitting godmother who waves her wand and yarn appears… sigh

  2. October 29, 2019 10:48 am

    SO inspiring

  3. Florence permalink
    October 1, 2019 7:29 am

    Goodness you have some beautiful colourwork patterns. What would you recommend for a beginner?

    • October 1, 2019 11:40 am

      Hi Florene – something like our Compass or Mountain Mist patterns would be great for a beginner sweater, or you can always start with a hat to ease in!

      • Florence permalink
        October 7, 2019 7:20 am

        Thank You! I will look at both of them. I really would like to try colour work.

  4. Meredith MC permalink
    September 28, 2019 8:55 pm

    So inspiring!

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