Brambling shawl by Bristol Ivy
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Brambling shawl

Knitting
April 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
820 yards (750 m)
One size only

This is the second pattern from A Year of Techniques - a collection of 12 patterns to teach you new knitting skills. The pattern and photos will be released on 4th April 2017. More details on the following pattern release dates can be found on the source page for A Year of Techniques.

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Intersecting curves are created using a clever combination of intarsia and shaping in this light spring shawl. The pattern includes a full photo tutorial on how to work the intarsia joins.

The Brambling shawl is not available as a single pattern.

Size
Wingspan: 216cm [85in]
Depth at centre: 41.5cm [16¼in]

Needles and notions
1 pair or 1 set 4mm US 6 straight or circular needles
2 different types of stitch marker (x and y)

Tension
20 sts and 28 rows to 10cm 4in over st st, after washing and blocking

Yarn
Fyberspates Cumulus (4ply weight; 74% baby Suri alpaca, 26% Mulberry silk; 150m per 25g ball)
Yarn A: Slate; 1 x 25g ball
Yarn B: Camel; 1 x 25g ball
Yarn C: Silver; 1 x 25g ball
Yarn D: Plum; 1 x 25g ball
Yarn E: Sea Green; 1 x 25g ball

Pattern Notes
Brambling is started at the left point, increased to centre width, and then decreased down to the right point. The different colours are worked using the intarsia method described in the photo tutorial. Stitches are always worked in the same colour yarn as on the previous row, making it simple to keep your knitting neat. The fluid shapes of the colour blocks are created by working increases and decreases within each section of colour. Two sets of markers are used to help to keep track of your work — x-markers indicate the edging stitches and y-markers indicate the colour changes.

Video Tutorial
Intarsia