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Indian Bambara Wrap
Finished
June 21 2017
February 19 2018
Project info
Indian Bambara Wrap
Bambara Wrap by Ambah O'Brien
Knitting
Sandy
Needles & yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
18 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
1,356 yards
Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles
20 yards in stash
0.58 skeins = 232.2 yards (212.3 meters), 58 grams
Red-purple
Simply Socks Yarn Company in Fort Wayne, Indiana
Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles
none left in stash
0.59 skeins = 236.2 yards (215.9 meters), 59 grams
Eel
Blue
Simply Socks Yarn Company in Fort Wayne, Indiana
June 28, 2017
Hooker's Corner Fine & Single Sock
164 yards in stash
0.59 skeins = 236.0 yards (215.8 meters), 59 grams
Red-purple
HookersCornerYarn
May 18, 2017
La Bien Aimée Merino Singles
112 yards in stash
0.47 skeins = 188.1 yards (172.0 meters), 47 grams
Red-purple
L’OisiveThé et Tricot in Paris, Ile-de-France
May 27, 2017
La Bien Aimée Merino Singles
4 yards in stash
0.59 skeins = 232.2 yards (212.3 meters), 59 grams
Blue
La Bien Aimée in Paris
May 27, 2017
La Bien Aimée Merino Singles
168 yards in stash
0.58 skeins = 232.2 yards (212.3 meters), 58 grams
Red-purple
L’OisiveThé et Tricot in Paris, Ile-de-France
May 27, 2017
Notes

This pattern looks great without any alterations from me, but the recipient would like a “fade,” so instead of doing color blocks punctuated by a contrast color, I’m going to do 6-7 colors blending from one to another. I may alter the frequency/rhythm of the pattern repeats so I can make the color blocks somewhat equal and do the blending or color change on a garter stripe. I think it will work well, assuming I pay attention to when I want to switch colors. Keep your fingers crossed! :)

Why did I call this “Indian Bambara Wrap?”
I knit this for Sandy, my friend who was traveling to India to attend a wedding. She had been musing about bringing scarves and such that would allow her to cover her shoulders and head when appropriate to be respectful of local customs. Well, I decided that this was a perfect opportunity to knit her something in the jewel tones we has discussed previously.

Of course, this is where my inexperience shows… the finished shawl was way too heavy to be practical in India. Not only would it be too hot, but it was actually heavy for a garment and it’s wise to limit the weight of your luggage. I should have chosen a different fiber, but I was so I love with these yarns in these colors that I couldn’t walk away. So, my friend Sandy loves her “Indian Bambara Wrap,” and swears she’s received many compliments, but I don’t think it’s ever left the Cincinnati area. lol

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Finished
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February 19 2018
 
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  • Project created: June 23, 2017
  • Finished: February 19, 2018
  • Updated: January 18, 2019
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