Be Brave Wrap by Sally Cameron

Be Brave Wrap

Knitting
September 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
2000 - 2100 yards (1829 - 1920 m)
One size - customisable
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Be Brave - even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference
I was talking to my 6-year-old son about being brave, he was asking me what it meant to be brave, I asked what he thought. He told me that he thought it was never being scared and that he did not think he could ever be brave. I sat him on my lap and told him that bravery is not doing something without fear, it is just doing it anyway, even if you are scared.

We often tend to think of bravery as running into burning builds to save people or doing something big and heroic. But I think with the pressure, stress and anxiety we all face in life, that sometimes being brave is just getting out of bed.
Wherever you are in life’s journey I encourage you to be brave, do little things that frighten you, not without fear, but to make sure that you don’t let the chance to live every moment pass by because the fear holds you back.

Material
Needles

3.50 mm/US 4 at least 100cm/40” long circular needle

Yarn
Merino Single spun sock weight yarn 500g; 1830m/2000yds
Sample knitted in: Hartlam St Lucia Sock; 100% Fine Superwash Merino, Single Spun Sock 100g/ 366m/400yds

Colourways used in sample
Colour 1: Kelp 100g
Colour 2: Knife’s Edge 100g
Colour 3: Birthday Suit 100g
Colour4: Mint 100g
Colour 5: Clarity 100g

(Note: Some testers did find that they ran a little short of colour 1)

Notions
Stitch markers (optional)
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Gauge
23 stitches and 33 rows over 10cm/4” stocking stitch, blocked.

Gauge is not crucial in this pattern; however, it will affect the overall finished size of your wrap and the total yardage.

Size
Finished dimensions: 81cm (31.9”) wide, 300cm (118”) long, see schematic
The length is very customizable, more info below.

Notes:
This wrap/shawl is very customizable. All the sections start with the same stitch count, so you could make a section shorter or longer as you choose and it will not affect the instructions for the next section, it, however, ever affect your overall yardage. You can also move sections or colours around to suit yourself. Be Brave and make something you love.

The version that I have done is very long, as I wanted a very warm winter wrap that I could wind around my neck a few times.
I would love to see how you make your version. Whether you customize it, or stick to the pattern, please share your project with me on Instagram with #bebravewrap @pinkhairgirlknits
One of my greatest joys is seeing what other people do with my patterns.