Far North

Among the Birches

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The birch is one of the deciduous trees that can survive in harsh northern climates. After birches have shed their leaves in the fall, they can look like ghost trees, ethereal and other-worldly.

This over-sized wrap is shaped like a ruana, but can also be worn as a vest.  The changing colours of the piece combine the colours of birch trees in fall with a background of earth and stone.

The sample pictured is knit with Noro Silk Garden, 45% silk, 45% kid mohair, 10% lamb’s wool, (100 m./110 yds. per 50 g. ball), Main Colour No. 245 and Contrast Colour No. 268.

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SCHEMATIC

SCHEMATIC

SPECIFICATIONS

Sizes: Extra Small to 2X
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Suggested Yarn: Worsted weight yarn in two colourways
Needles: 6.0 mm (US 10) and 6.5 mm. (US 10.5)
Gauge: 13 sts and 22 rows = 10 cm./4 in square in Pattern Stitch

Price for Pattern Only: $12.00 CAD

Purchase Pattern: $12.00 CAD