Bech by Linda Marveng

Bech

Knitting
February 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
503 - 1209 yards (460 - 1106 m)
S/M (L/XL, 2XL)
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A stunning halterneck silk dress with a high waist and bare back, handprinted by Judith Bech made me want to design a shawl, loose sleeves and a matching belt to accessorize it. By combining a beautiful pure combed wool called Huldra from Hifa with the luscious Dreamline Soul from Du Store Alpakka, I found my rich yarn shade and texture. Use the shawl with a shawl collar around your neck, shoulders, bust or upside down, just as you prefer. The belt made of tucks can also be worn around your neck as knitted jewelry, tied or pinned together with a brooch.

Sizes: S/M (L/XL, 2XL)

Finished Measurements:
Shawl:
Length: 110 (119, 126) cm/43.25 (46.75, 49.5)“
Width excl collar: 22 (25.5, 29) cm/8.75 (10, 11.5)”
Width incl widest collar: 36 (39.5, 43) cm/14.25 (15.5, 17)“
Loose sleeves:
Cuff width: 25 (28, 32) cm/9.75 (11, 12.5)”
Width at bottom: 22 (25, 29) cm/8.75 (9.75, 11.5)“
Width at top: 32 (35, 39) cm/12.5 (13.75, 15.25)”
Sleeve length incl cuff: 50 cm/19.75”
Belt:
Length: 72 (87, 102) cm/28.25 (34.25, 40.25)“
Tie length: 50 cm/19.75”
Width: 10 cm/4”

Yarn: Hifa, Huldra Kamgarn 8,5/2 (100% combed wool, 200 g cone, 850 m/929 yds)
Sample is knitted in Light redish grey 428072
http://www.ull.no/garn/maskinstrikkegarn/huldra-kamgarn-8...
Du Store Alpakka, Dreamline, Soul (68% baby alpaca, 32% nylon, 25 g, 177 m/195 yds)
Sample is knitted in Melange light grey DL203
http://www.dustorealpakka.com/garn-sortiment/?category=29
Shawl: 1 (1, 1) cone Huldra and 3 (4, 4) skeins of Soul; 460 (558, 656) m/503 (610, 714 ) yds of each yarn.
Loose Sleeves: 1 (1, 1) cone Huldra and 3 (3, 3) skeins of Soul; 374 (414, 467) m/409 (453, 511) yds of each yarn.
Belt: 1 (1, 1) cone Huldra and 2 (2, 3) skeins of Soul; 272 (314, 356) m/297 (343, 389) yds of each yarn.
Note: Yarns are held together throughout.

Alternative yarns:
For Soul:
Fyberspates, Gleem Lace (55% British Bluefaced Leicester Wool, 45% silk, 100 g, 800 m/874 yds)
http://www.fyberspates.co.uk/mall/departmentpage.cfm/Fybe...
Madeline Tosh, Praire (100% superwash merino wool, 100 g, 768 m/840 yds)
http://madelinetosh.com/store/index.php/yarns/prairie.html
Shuibui, Cima (70% alpaca, 30% merino, 50 g, 300 m/328 yds)
http://www.shibuiknits.com/Yarn/Colorways.php?Yarn=Cima
For Huldra:
Jamieson’s, Spindrift (100% wool, 105 m/115 yds, 25 g)
http://www.jamiesonsofshetland.co.uk/spindrift-and-double...
Fleece Artist, Blue Face Leicester 2/8 (100% wool, 125 g, 499 m/546 yds)
http://www.fleeceartist.com/product/bfl-28/
Jaggerspun, Heather 2/8 Cone, (100% wool, 454 g cone, 2048 m/2240 yds)
http://www.jaggeryarn.com/wholesale-yarn-lines/the-heathe...
Lioness Arts, BFL Sock (100% wool, 100 g, 400 m, 437 yds)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LionessArts?ref=si_shop
Or another DK/8 ply yarn held alone.

Needles:
2 sets of 4 mm/US 6 circular needles (80 cm/32”) for shawl and loose sleeves.
2 sets of 4 mm/US 6 circular needles (120 cm/48”) for belt.
Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.

Notions: 1 m/1 yard thin elastic cord (1.5 mm/0.059”) for loose sleeves, 2 stitch markers, stitch holders and yarn needle.

Gauge:
20 sts x 28 rows in st st using 1 strand of each yarn measures 10 cm/4” square.
20 sts x 28 rows in Bech Lace using 1 strand of each yarn measures 10 cm/4” square.
1 Bech Lace pattern repeat using 1 strand of each yarn measures 7 cm/2.75” across.

Notes: The loose sleeves have elastic inserted into the top hem to keep them in place. The belt is made of a hem and 5 tucks, all knitted with 2 circular needles held parallel. On the last tuck you add stitches for the tie on each side. The belt can be tied together or pinned together with a beautiful brooch. You can easily adjust it to fit your own waist measurement.

Dress by Judith Bech.
Shoes by Monica Stålvang, see online shop.

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