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Brutach Clue 2- The Body!

22nd October 2021 KAL 0 min read
Brutach Clue 2- The Body!

Once we've finished the top section (yoke) it's time to move onto the body. A few different things will be happening now:

  1. We will join to work in the round. (Brioche is worked differently in the round).
  2. We will introduce the front cable panel. This is a repeating panel that looks like a cable but is worked using a series of increases and decreases.

front of brutach sweater

The sweater is kept fairly short, with more of a cropped style. If you'd like yours longer just repeat that front panel a few more times. (Make sure you've got enough yarn!)

When you're finished you'll notice that the front panel 'pushes' the work down a bit at the bottom hem. To compensate a little for this we will work short rows across the back to drop it down a bit. I know that some testers liked how this looked and left it without the short rows!

Finally we will finish with ribbing. This will draw the edge of the work in and creates a more stable edge. If you don't want it to draw in too much you could increase the needle size that you use for the ribbing.

Then finally you just need to bind off. Take plenty of care that it's not too tight! I stretched out my work between each stitch to keep it loose enough.

 

Have fun!

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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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