Brina by Susanna IC


August 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Rib Pattern, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
500 yards (457 m)
14.5" center back x 57" wingspan
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The inspiration for Brina came from a walk I took once during an unexpected cold spell, when everything was covered in tiny ice crystals. It was still early in the autumn season and the trees had most of their leaves. The ice turned the leaves and branches into living lace, silhouetted against a clear blue sky—it was breathtaking. The color of this Sundara yarn, aptly called Icicles, is a perfect match for the original inspiration (CHART ONLY).

Brina is worked from the top down, beginning with the textured short rows, which create the shawl’s crescent shape. The textured branch pattern follows and later merges seamlessly into a narrow leaf-lace border. There are a few nupps worked throughout the border for extra texture, but the design will be just as effective without them; for additional sparkle, the nupps can be replaced with beads.

finished measurements:
Wingspan: Approx 57” / 145.5 cm
Length at center back: Approx 14 ½“ / 37 cm
Measurements are after blocking and relaxing.

suggested yarn:
1 skein Sundara Yarn Fingering Silky Merino (560 yd / 512 m per 5 ¼ oz / 150 g skein; 50% Silk, 50% Merino Wool) in Icicles

Size 6 US / 4 mm circular needle, 32” / 80 cm long or longer
Size 7 US / 4.5 mm circular needle, 32” / 80 cm long or longer
Size 8 US / 5 mm circular needle, 32” / 80 cm long or longer
Size 9 US / 5.5 mm needle, for BO
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle, blocking pins

20 sts and 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Rib Pattern, using size 7 US / 4.5 mm needle, after blocking

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