Briodag Video Class Kit
Scarf – Length along centre 140cm.
Beret – Circumference 60[64.5]cm. Brim to crown 24.5[25.25]cm.
Fingerless Gloves – Width around knuckles 19.3[20.7,22]cm.
The Briodag kit includes online access to 3 hours and 5 mins of detailed video tutorials, a colour-printed patterncard with full instructions, and all the Alice Starmore Hebridean 2 Ply yarn required to make the Briodag Hat Set in your chosen colours. The beret instructions are for two sizes, and instructions for the gloves are provided in three sizes. Enough yarn is provided in the kit to make the largest size of gloves and beret.
The video tutorials are split into easy-to-watch sections, so that you can find the correct place as you need it for each of the three project classes in the kit. The videos are suitable for all abilities from beginner onwards. As well as giving a comprehensive introduction to openwork and short row shaping in making the scarf, the classes give full technique instructions in stranded knitting in the round and all the intricacies of shaping the beret and gloves.
The Briodag Video Class Kit is composed of a scarf, a beret, and one pair of fingerless gloves, worked in three shades of Alice Starmore Hebridean 2 Ply – a lighter or brighter pattern colour and two darker background colours. Your background colours should tone well together and provide a good contrast for your pattern colour. It is shown here in two colourways, a warm colourway with a pattern colour of Corncrake and background of Erica and Red Deer; and a high contrast colourway with a pattern colour of Pebble Beach with background colours of Kelpie and Selkie. The Pebble Beach Briodag is also shown alongside a Persian Tiles Wrap from the book A Collector’s Item, and a Polaris cardigan.
Background colour 1 is the colour at the centre of the scarf and background 2 is the colour between the outer edge and the centre.
Once your Briodag kit has been dispatched you will recieve an email with a username and password for our steek dot scot video tutorial website. You can use your personal login information to access a detailed Video Class showing how to make your Briodag Scarf, Hat and Gloves. If you are buying this as a gift please get in touch with us beforehand as classes are linked directly to your order details.
The Briodag Set was inspired by the loch at the heart of our summer pasture. Loch Briodag is long and narrow, with a gentle curve roughly at the centre of its length. From above it looks as though a beautiful scarf has been laid down on the moor. This is no doubt how it came about its name as briodag is the Gaelic for a bridal scarf – a decorative item worn by women in times past. So it seemed appropriate that I should design a very special scarf for the Briodag Set in honour of my most beloved loch.
The inspirational elements for the scarf design were the magical feeling of the soft loch water on the skin, and how the loch allows one to “see” the wind in its surface – changing from glass-like reflection to gentle ripples, dancing summer zephyrs and stormy waves. The stranded colourwork beret and gloves depict the ripples and patterns the water creates as it flows around the rocks. So the light and airy openwork scarf together with the ripple-patterned beret and gloves reflect the diverse effects of wind on the water.
The mercurial moods of the loch and its gorgeous banks of colourful mosses, ferns, tiny moorland plants, heather and lichen-covered rocks provide an endless source of colour ideas for the Briodag Set.