Black Basalt

Black Basalt Ziggurat Cardigan

 

Black Basalt is one of 16 designs in  Åsa Tricosa Ziggurats: 16 elegantly seamless knits


(available from Purlescence)

Black Basalt is an everyday wardrobe staple, your ‘always-reach-for’ basic cardigan. With a classic round neck and a relaxed fit, it is neither bulky nor boxy. It goes with everything.

An optional contrasting triangle insert/detail on the cuff adds interest without making a big statement.
The double-knitted pockets require concentration and commitment. If you follow the step-by-step tutorial you should be fine. Alternatively, you could opt for a simple pocket, or none at all. The teal sample features a simple afterthought pocket with a contrasting cord edging, which is a good alternative to the double-knitted ones.

Black Basalt Ziggurat Cardigan

Black Basalt Ziggurat Cardigan

ROUND NECK

FIT
Relaxed with approx 14 – 15 cm / 5.5 – 6″ ease

YARN
Malabrigo Yarn Rios (10ply superwash merino, 192 m (210 yds) per 100 g); MC/Black x 6 (6, 7, 7, 7) [8, 8, 8, 9, 9] skeins
CC/grey scrap of Fingering or DK

approx YARDAGE
1050 (1100, 1200, 1250, 1300) [1350, 1350, 1450, 1500, 1550] m
1150 (1200, 1300, 1350, 1400) [1450, 1500, 1600, 1650, 1700] yds

alternative yarn suggestions
Cascade Lana d’Oro, Dibadu Alpaka Walk, Little Grey Sheep
Hampshire DK (knits to Aran gauge)

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
4.5 mm (US 7) circular needle, 80 – 100 cm (32 – 40″) x 3
or size to obtain gauge
3.5 mm (US 4) circular needle, 60 – 100 cm (24 – 40″)
2 shorter circulars 3.5 mm (US 4)
Stitch holders; stitch markers; 7 buttons (8 if adding bust darts)

Black Basalt Ziggurat Cardigan

Black Basalt Ziggurat Cardigan


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