Brae by Jennifer Dassau


April 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Garter
US 5 - 3.75 mm
500 - 800 yards (457 - 732 m)
S (L): 65 (75)” length and 13 (15)” depth
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Brae was designed in collaboration with Miss Babs Hand-Dyed Yarn for their Summer Collection for Maryland Sheep and Wool 2017; print patterns in their house format will be available at the Miss Babs booth at the many yarn shows they attend; stop by if you can, and see the samples in person! Digital pdfs are available here from my Ravelry store, and are formatted with my usual layout style and photography.

Journey along this asymmetric garter based shawl, as colorful stripes and simple slipped stitches build upon each other. The Brae shawl is knit on the bias from one end to the other, with stripes flowing into a rippled slipstitch pattern, interspersed with solid bands of color. Pair two contrasting colors, or a variegated or tonal skein with a neutral complement, and have fun watching the colorful contrast advance across the shawl while knitting.

Techniques & Skills Used: cable CO, knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, slipped stitches. Instructions are fully written, with a chart also provided for the slipstitch section.

Size: 65 (75)” length and 13 (15)” depth, customizable. Instructions are included for two finished sizes; choose the larger version to use up most of two full skeins, or the smaller version when working with partials, see Designer’s Notes.

Yarn: Miss Babs Yummy 2-Ply (100% superwash merino wool; 400 yards/366m/113g); 1 skein each A and B. Small version shown in Pewter and Lotus, and large version in Parchment and Denim, respectively. The sample used approximately 250 (360) yards A and 270 (375) yards B.

Other Materials: US 5 (3.75mm) 32” circular needle, or size to match gauge; Stitch marker (1); Yarn needle.

Gauge: 22 st and 44 rows/4” in garter stitch, after blocking. Gauge is not critical for this project, however a different gauge may result in a smaller or larger finished shawl, and different yardage requirements.

Thank you to Mari at Stitchcraft Marketing and the lovely ladies at Miss Babs.
For questions or to show off your shawl, visit my Ravelry group The Knitting Vortex.