Xuan Wrap by Ambah O'Brien | Xuan is a Vietnamese word meaning Spring, often used as a first name. Xuan is pronounced s oo uh n. My original inspiration came from the yarn itself, when I placed the Chartreuse gradient and the Jelly pink together I became obsessed by the combination. The colours reminded me of the beautiful embroidery of the Hmong people and as I was headed to Vietnam on a holiday I decided to create a design that would be perfect to knit on my trip. Team a six colour gradient or solid colour with a contrast colour to create your Xuan Wrap - perfect for a bright colour combination or downplayed with tonal neutrals. The mosaic colourwork is simpler than it looks as only a single colour is worked per row, with slip stitches creating the pattern. Xuan Wrap is easily adjusted, to make the most of your gradient set or yardage.
Gauge: 28 stitches and 58 rows = 4 inches in mosaic slip st
Finished Measurements: "Xuan is bias-knit to form a rhomboid shape. Top bias edge: 65”/165cm Width across centre: 15.7”/ 40cm
Measurements taken after blocking."
Materials Used: Fingering Weight / 4-ply.
- MC: 360yd/ 329m
- CC: Either 768yd/ 703m or a 6 colour gradient set, each skein consisting of 150 yd/ 137m.
Sample knit with: Seven Sisters Arts; Meridian, (fingering weight, 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon, 900 yd/ 823 m per 180g) Chartreuse tonal shift gradient set.
Hedgehog Fibers Sock Yarn, (fingering weight, 90% superwash merino, 10% nylon, 437 yd/ 400m per 100g) Jelly
Needle Size: US 4 - 3.5 mm
Pattern Includes: Written Instructions
Skill Level: Adventurous Beginner