Brora by Gudrun Johnston
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Brora

Knitting
June 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches
in center triangle stitch pattern, after blocking
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
605 - 645 yards (553 - 590 m)
see notes below
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This distinctive shawl, printed all over with triangles of garter stitch, can be worked in two weights. Knit a breezy complement to summer dresses in Vale or a slightly larger triangle with comforting weight and warmth in Arbor. The arrowhead lace edging combines garter stitch and eyelets to achieve a flintknapped texture. The pattern teaches the Icelandic Bind Off technique to yield an elastic edge that partners effectively with garter stitch.

Yardage

Version I: 645 total yards of laceweight wool yarn
Version II: 605 total yards of DK weight wool yarn

Yarn

Version I:
2 skeins Brooklyn Tweed Vale (100% American Rambouillet wool; 450 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Morel

Version II:
5 skeins Brooklyn Tweed Arbor (100% American Targhee wool; 145 yards/50g)
Sample photographed in color Morandi

Gauge

Version I:
26 stitches & 52 rows = 4” in center triangle stitch pattern, after blocking
25 stitches & 36 rows = 4” in lace border pattern, after blocking

Version II:
19 stitches & 38 rows = 4” in center triangle stitch pattern, after blocking
19 stitches & 32 rows = 4” in lace border pattern, after blocking

Needles

Version I:
One each 16” and 40” circular needles in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)

Version II:
One each 16” and 40” circular needles in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Finished Dimensions

Version I:
47¾“ (121.5 cm) wingspan; 23¾” (60.5 cm) height at center spine
Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking.

Version II:
51” (129.5 cm) wingspan; 24¾“ (63 cm) height at center spine
Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking.

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Icelandic Bind Off

Skill Level

3 out of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.