Brudarach by Christina Campbell
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Brudarach

Knitting
April 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 repeats = 4 inches
in mesh stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
450 - 524 yards (411 - 479 m)
one size
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The 3rd Annual April Healthy Knitter mystery KAL and walk-along begins on April 1, 2018. Join in any time during the month of April. It’s never too late to start walking.

Pattern clues will be released:

Clue 1: April 1
Clue 2: April 10
Clue 3: April 20
Final wrap-up: April 30

What’s a walk-along? It’s a concept I created to inspire knitters to incorporate some physical activity into their day. Your purchase includes a calendar with a daily tip or inspirational item. You’ll receive the calendar with each clue. My goal is to provide you with a reason to go for a walk… At the end of the month, you’ll have a completed calendar filled with inspiration and documentation of all that you’ve accomplished. So, if you aren’t up for starting one more project right now, consider this “pattern” the cheapest gym membership you’ve ever had.

The project. This knitted accessory is relatively simple to knit. It’s a lace project but don’t let that intimidate you. I’ve kept it very straightforward but that doesn’t mean it’s a mindless project. I wanted an accessory that was light and airy that I could wrap around my neck to ward off that chill that’s still looming during spring. I also wanted this wrap to be compact so it easily fits in my bag when out walking yet sophisticated enough to wear to town for a special coffee-date.

Errata:
Part B and D.
Row 3 should read:
Row 3: K3, * SKP, yo; rep from asterik to last 3 sts, k1, sl2 wyf.

Part C.

Row 3: K5, yo, SKP, k1, K2tog, * yo, k1, yo, SKP, k1, k2tog; repeat from asterik to last 4 sts, yo, k2, sl2 wyf.

Row 5 should read:
Row 5: K6, yo, k3tog tbl, yo * k3, yo, k3tog tbl, yo; repeat from asterik to last 5 sts, k3, sl2 wyf.

Row 9 should read:
Row 9: K5, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, * SKP, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo; repeat from asterik to last 6 sts, SKP, k2, sl2 wyf.

The bolded parts are the items that have been modified (v3).

Additionally, I found one error on Row 9 in chart 3 in v1. Subsequent versions are correct so that’s been changed as well in version 2 that will be available as an update.

All of these items have been fixed in version 3.

Needles. I used size 6 (4 mm) circular needles. You can use straight or circular needles for this project. I wouldn’t use a circular needle longer than 32”.

A note about gauge. The gauge listed above is unblocked. This stitch pattern will be included in the pattern released on April 1. The final product isn’t dependent on getting the exact gauge. Ultimately you have to like the fabric you are creating. Please keep in mind that lacework always looks better once blocked.

Yarn amounts. Two skeins of Shibui Birch (234 yds/50 g). I used the color Ash (a light grey).

Finished dimensions. Unblocked, this project is 11” x 60”

The yarn. I fell in love with Shibui Birch the moment I saw this delicate, scrumptious extra-fine merino that feels like cashmere. And then, I read the label “In a silent grove, passing finches welcome the changing leaves.” Perfect!

Oddly, this yarn says it’s a sport weight yarn. It knits up more like a fingering weight yarn. So, I listed it as a fingering weight yarn in case you want to stash dive or find a substitution. While I haven’t knit this project in a different yarn, I’m confident (not a guarantee) that you’ll be able to use 100 g of a fingering weight yarn. I’d recommend a single ply. I do think this pattern would work well in a gradient or lightly speckled yarn. I’m hesitant to say it won’t work in “____” as you always surprise me with your interpretations. Things I never thought would work turn out beautifully.

Project inspiration. I’ll refrain from defining “brudarach” until the end of the month when I connect the word to the final project. The greatest source of inspiration for this project truly was to create an accessory that was functional.

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