While bias knitting is particularly suited to variegated yarn, Lamitra’s eyelet rows set against a smooth stocking stitch ground are equally eye-catching in a solid. The full gathers at the crown only add to the spiral effect.
Four sizes are provided, along with illustrated tutorials for the provisional cast-on, Kitchener stitch and short rows.
Skills required: Knit & purl sts, short rows (w&t), provisional cast-on, kitchener stitch, basic lace (eyelets)
Gauge: 34 sts x 46 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.5mm needles over St.St. 34 sts x 56 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.5mm needles over Garter St.
Fit is determined by row gauge – if your gauge differs, work more or fewer panels to achieve fit.
- Illustrated knitting pattern
- Metric and imperial measurements
- Sizes to fit 17 (19, 21, 23) in/43.25 (48.25, 53.25, 58.5) cm (Finished size 13.75 (15.5, 17.25, 18.75) in/34.75 (39.25, 43.5, 48) cm)
- Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional Cast-on, Kitchener Stitch & Short Rows
Materials you need at home:
- 175 (222, 280, 339) yd/160 (203, 257, 311) m 4Ply/Sock/Fingering weight, plied yarn (Sample shown in Handmaiden Casbah Sock (355yd/325m per 4oz/113g; 81% Merino, 9% Cashmere, 10% Nylon))
- 45yd/41m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
- Pair 2.5mm/UK--/US1½ straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
- 2.5mm crochet hook
- Approx. 3yd/3m waste yarn
- Tapestry needle
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