Among the Birches by Ilga Leja

Among the Birches

September 2010
Aran (8 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Gater Stitch with Rows of Wrapped Stitches
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
950 - 1900 yards (869 - 1737 m)
Extra Small/Small; Medium/Large; 1X/2X
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This is one of the designs in the Far North Collection.

This over-sized wrap is shaped like a ruana, but can also be buttoned along the sides and worn as a vest.

It is worked along the bias in two colourways of a self-striping yarn. The changing colours of the piece combine the colours of birch trees in fall with a background of earth and stone.

This design is easily adaptable to any size. It can also be worked as a rectangular scarf or shawl--if you work the back on its own, or one of the fronts.

Among the Birches gives you a chance to experiment with the colours you love most.

Skill Level: Intermediate

For more ideas of how to adapt this pattern--to make a scarf or shawl, for example--check this blog post here.