Bambara Wrap by Ambah O'Brien
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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 were translated perfectly into yarn by Primrose Yarn Co, who dyed the amazing colours based on my forest walk inspiration.
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.

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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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