Torquata is named for the Eucalyptus Torquate or Coral Gum, an Australian species with beautiful flowers in coral pink shades, a colour theme represented beautifully by Miss Babs yarn who have created the perfect gradient set for this design. Use a gradient set or mix and match mini skeins for a fun project in both the planning and knitting stage and will be a perfect way to use up some of those partial skeins in your stash too. Knit on the bias, resulting in an asymmetrical wrap that is easy to wear in a variety of ways. The simple lace makes for a perfect first lace project or a relaxing knit for a seasoned knitter.
DIMENSIONS Top Edge: 75.6”/192cm Width: 18”/ 45.7cm Measurements taken after blocking.
*Illustrated knitting pattern *Suitable for advanced beginner
Materials you need at home:
YARN Fingering Weight / 4-ply Main Colour (MC): 400 yd / 366 m; Contrasting Colour (CC): Gradient set consisting of six skeins, each 133 yds / 121m Sample shown in: MC: Miss Babs Yummy 2-ply (100% Superwash Merino, 400 yards/366 m per 117g ), Oyster. CC: Miss Babs Yummy 2-ply Toes Gradient set, (100% Superwash Merino, Set of six 133 yards/121 m skeins ), Torquata Gradient set
NEEDLES US 4 / 3.5mm long circular needles or size required to match gauge.
Hello from Australia! You’ll pretty much always find me dreaming about my next favourite shawl - the accessory I most love to design, knit and wear. Otherwise I’ll be wandering about my vegetable garden, nearby bush or perhaps a little escape to the beach.
With a background in painting, I have a passion for colour and interesting design.
I design contemporary knitwear patterns, with a nod to retro and geometric design. Patterns that are straight forward to follow and fun to wear.
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