Secret Forest by Lisa K. Ross

Secret Forest

August 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1400 - 1800 yards (1280 - 1646 m)
One Size (dimensions are a mystery!)
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“The trees will tell their secrets to those that tune in.” - Steven Magee

Are you prepared to enter the Secret Forest? This wrap is filled with the quiet surprises, beauty, and adventure inspired by hiking through nature. We begin in the mysterious shaded woods, where dark wonders give way to pops of color as light shines through the branches. Later on, we’ll discover the boldly colorful mysteries hidden within and gradually join the two sides together (no grafting required!). The construction of this design may be unlike any you’ve experienced before, but I’ll be guiding you along the way with tutorial videos and diagrams. I’m excited for you to join me on this woodland adventure!

What to expect:

  • unique construction
  • lace
  • elongated and/or unique stitches
  • color changes
  • cable twists (no cable needle required!)

Rest easy! All techniques with charts also include written instructions. I’ve created tutorial videos to guide you through any new techniques. There is NOT any stranded colorwork, intarsia, or brioche. This design is intended for intermediate knitters, but could be suitable for an adventurous beginner.

Finished dimensions:
82.5”/ x 21.5”/54.5cm

Hiking Supplies:
Two sets of US 5 (3.75mm) needles (or as required to meet gauge); 40”/100cm or 47”/120cm length recommended (NOTE: in place of a second set of gauge needles, you can use needles of a smaller gauge, an extra cable, or scrap yarn)

BLOCKED: 20 sts and 40 rows = 4”/10cm in garter stitch after wet-blocking and pinning
UNBLOCKED: 24 sts and 48 rows = 4”/10cm in garter stitch before blocking
(NOTE: Gauge is not crucial, but it will affect finished dimensions and yardage)

Required: 1 stitch marker and tapestry needle
Optional: 21 stitch markers (for repeats), blocking wires, pins, and mats

Yarn Requirements:
MC: 800yds / 732m fingering weight yarn
C1-7: 130yds / 120m fingering weight yarn in EACH of 7 colors

The sample for this design uses Miss Babs Yummy 2-ply in ‘Secret Forest’ kit, though other dyers have created kits to give you LOTS of options (see the full list here). This project also works great with stash and leftover yarns! Included is a section on ‘Curating Your Own Kit’ with suggestions for compiling your own palette.

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