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Brutach Clue 1

7th October 2021 KAL 1 min read
Brutach Clue 1


I hope you're all ready to go with Brutach clue 1!

You can listen to me chat all about clue 1 here:

This sweater is worked from the top down so you will begin at the top on the back.

When we start this sweater we will have all the back stitches cast on at the same time. The first and last stitch will be knit as this makes it easier to maintain the brioche pattern.

Now you will do two things:

  1. Place a marker on the edge of your work (on the actually knitting itself) that will mark the edge of your neck to help you pick up your front stitches.
  2. Begin working German short rows back and forth across the back to create the shoulder slope.

woman from back in woods, wearing a green sweater and lifting her hair up

Once the back is complete (you'll knit the depth needed for half the sleeve circumference), it's time to start on the front. This starts by picking up stitches (from your marked neck edge on the back) for the left front.

You will then work German Short Rows, just like for the back, but this time just on one side.

The difference with the front is that you are also working an increase along the side of the neck. Because it is brioche this is a double increase.

close up front detail of oa woman in a green sweater

When you have finished the Left Front you will begin working the Right Front. This starts by picking up stitches from the right armhole edge from the Back to the right neck edge (that was marked on the back of the work).

You will then work German Short Rows, just like for the Left Front, just on the other side.

You will again be working neck increases after the short rows but this time they will happen on the other end, again on the neck side of the work.

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Carol Feller

Carol trained as a structural engineer, and she brings that love of analysing structure into her knitting, creating complex patterns that are easy to understand, while her approach to process is all about testing and playing, and making mistakes along the way. That’s where the joy lies!

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