Wildbret by Assel Knits

Wildbret

Knitting
November 2016
Light Fingering ?
28 stitches and 41 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
755 - 1378 yards (690 - 1260 m)
32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52)
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This pattern is part of Lost in the Woods - a collection of 12 patterns.

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The forest can be a place of refuge and nourishment – quite literally, for legendary archer Robin Hood. This tunic features an arrowhead pattern and a graceful notched neckline.

The front panel is worked in a mosaic pattern (using slipped stitches to create the colourwork and only one active yarn per row). Stitches are then picked up along the sides and the rest of the body is worked sideways, coming together in a three-needle cast-off at the centre back. The total effect is both modern and classic, simple and ornate.

Yarn
630 (680, 750, 790, 840, 910, 950, 1000, 1060, 1130, 1170) m / 690 (740, 820, 860, 920, 990, 1040, 1100, 1160, 1230, 1280) yds of a light fingering-weight yarn in colour A
60 (60, 60, 60, 70, 70, 70, 80, 80, 80, 90) m / 60 (60, 70, 70, 70, 70, 70, 80, 90, 90, 90) yds of a light fingering-weight yarn in colour B

Sample uses Holst Coast (55 % wool / 45 % cotton; 350 m / 383 yds per 50 g ball): 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) balls in Cassis (colour A) and 1 ball in Tawny Owl (colour B)

Skills required
• knitting and purling
• increasing and decreasing
• working in the round
• picking up stitches
• slipping stitches
• reading colourwork charts
• backwards loop cast-on
• provisional cast-on (tutorial included)
• German short row technique (tutorial included)
• 3-needle cast-off (tutorial included)