Bambara Wrap by Ambah O'Brien

Bambara Wrap

April 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1500 - 1555 yards (1372 - 1422 m)
One Size
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Bambara wrap was inspired by a walk in my local bush. The greens of the landscape and dappled light through the leaves.
Bambara is a generously-sized wrap, knit on the bias with simple shaping and alternating sections of lace and garter. The colours and patterns weave together like the layers of a melody, calling to mind the iconic sound of The Cure’s A Forest. It’s the perfect opportunity to play with colour – use a 3-skein gradient with a coordinating contrast colour, mix speckles and solids in 4 different colours for a fun, bold look, or keep it subtle with neutral solids.

Pattern includes fully written instructions accompanied by Lace charts.

Available in French, Italian and English.

Top Edge: 90”/229 cm
Width: 18”/46 cm
Schematic included.
Measurements taken after blocking.

Fingering weight/4-ply
Colour 1 (C1): 335 yd/306 m
Colour 2 (C2): 400 yd/366 m
Colour 3 (C3): 400 yd/366 m
Colour 4 (C4): 400 yd/366 m

Sample shown in: Primrose Yarn Co. Adelaide, (fingering weight/4-ply, 100% superwash merino, 435 yd/398 m per 115 g), C1: Electric Mint Julep, C2: Forbidden Forest, C3: Thistle, C4: Acid Rain.

Colour Placement Note:
The sample uses a 3 colour speckle gradient with a brighter colour “pop”. C1 is the colour “pop”, C2 is the darkest of the gradient trio, , C3 is the lightest colour and C4 is the middle shade of the gradient trio.

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