Grapefruit Brulee by Amanda Bell

Grapefruit Brulee

February 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
640 - 700 yards (585 - 640 m)
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Gauge 22 sts and 28 rows = 4”/10cm in Stockinette stitch, blocked
Size 22”/56cm deep; 60”/152cm along top edge
Materials Quince and Co. Sparrow - 100% linen; 168yd/154m per 50g skein;
-Color A: Sans - 2 skeins
-Color B: Pink Grapefruit - 1 skein
-Color C: Hibiscus - 1 skein
OR about 320yd/293m for Color A and about 160yd/146m each
for Colors B and C in a fingering or sport weight yarn

-US 5/3.75mm: 32”/80cm circular needle - or size needed to obtain gauge
-3 stitch markers
-Darning needle
-Blocking pins and/or wires, optional

This small shawl is a fun and simple palette for playing with color and texture. It’s lovely for spring in a crisp linen base, but feel free to substitute any fingering or sport weight yarn you like. Similarly, you could knit it up in one color only, or use a single contrasting color for the thin garter stripes (Color C), or even make every stripe a different color. Also - the given gauge is only important as a predictor of yardage use and an idea of the finished size, so make it your own!
Technical tips When breaking or cutting yarn at color changes, leave about a 4”/10cm tail for weaving in later.
In Section 3, contrast stripes are worked in Color C, ending with a RS row each time. The next row always begins again on the RS - so after you break Color C, you’ll join your next yarn with RS facing. Working on a circular needle enables this, so it’s important to work at least Section 3 on a circular!
When working the mini-picot bind-off, use the cable cast-on technique for casting on stitches, and the chain bind-off technique for binding off - see Special Stitches section.