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Boiseau is a luxurious wrap worked in DK weight yarn on large needles. Subtle textures and easy lace give Boiseau just the right amount of detail, without being overwhelming. Broad panels of herringbone lace are set off by gently branching columns of lace rib and garter stitch. Drape Boiseau across your shoulders and show off the open lace, or wrap it around your neck as a sumptuous scarf to highlight the textures of the stitch patterns.
Skill Level easy-intermediate
Finished Measurements Approximately 18 x 70” after blocking
Yarn 6 skeins DK weight yarn 145 yds/50 g per ball, shown in The Fibre Company Acadia 60% merino 20% silk 20% alpaca
15.5 sts and 25 rows = 4”/10cm in pattern, lace-blocked
Approximately 18 sts and 27 rows = 4”/10cm in Stockinette, unblocked. Gauge is not crucial for this project, but keep in mind that the final measurements will differ from the sample shown.
Needles US 8/5.0 mm needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Boiseau is worked on large needles to give the fabric extra drape.
Other Supplies stitch markers, spare needle for grafting, blunt yarn needle
Construction notes Boiseau is worked flat from end to end. You will make a chain stitch selvedge along the left and right edges as you go. Both written and charted instructions are provided.
Boiseau would not be possible without the expertise of Deb Terrio, who knit the sample, and my mom, Cynara de Goutiere.