Birch & Moss by Tif Neilan

Birch & Moss

Knitting
March 2024
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
DK
+ Lace
= Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in Eyelet Pattern
US 9 - 5.5 mm
352 - 364 yards (322 - 333 m)
One Size: approximately 7" / 17.5 cm wide x 73.5" / 184 cm long
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Pattern Description
The Birch & Moss scarf is a cozy accessory for those early spring days. Drawing inspiration from the burgeoning growth and natural allure of the season, Birch & Moss combines delicate eyelets with slip-stitch texture. Crafted using DK weight yarn paired with a strand of laceweight Kid Mohair, the soft textures echo the gentle beauty of early springtime.

Birch & Moss is worked flat, divided into two parts. Part 1 uses C1 + CC held together for the Eyelet Pattern rows, while Part 2 is worked in C2 + CC held together for the Slip-Stitch Pattern rows.

The color transition from C1 to C2 aligns with the change in texture pattern. Alternatively, the entire scarf can be worked with the same yarn throughout.
(combine the C1 + C2 yardage amounts)

Size
Birch & Moss measures approximately 7” / 17.5 cm wide x 73.5” / 184 cm long

Suggested Needles & Notions
Needle size listed is a suggestion. Use size necessary to achieve specified gauge.
• US 9 / 5.5 mm, 24” / 60 cm
(or preferred circular length to work flat)
• (2) stitch markers to denote center stitch
• Removable progress markers to help keep track of pattern repeats
• Scissors
• Darning needle
• Blocking mat and pins

Gauge Information
Eyelet Pattern: 24 sts / 18 rows per 4” / 10 cm worked flat, measured post-blocking (detailed on page 3 of pattern)
Note! The gauge provided reflects the slipped edge stitches and the bias nature of the pattern. To some extent, gauge is not critical for this pattern. Strive for a fabric that will drape nicely / isn’t too open nor too tight. Obtaining a gauge other than what is listed may alter yardage requirement listed below.

Suggested Yarn / Requirements
Ritual Dyes “Priestess” 4-ply SW Merino, DK weight, 218 yards / 199 meters per 100 grams (Color 1 & Color 2)
C1: 184 yards / 168 meters
C2: 168 yards / 154 meters

Ritual Dyes “Fae” 72/28 Kid Mohair / Silk, Laceweight, 459 yards / 199 meters per 50 grams (Contrast Color)
CC: 364 yards / 333 meters

Sample reflects colors:** Sandstone (C1), Trystine (CC) and Pacific Tree Frog (C2)*