Verdite

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


(available from Purlescence)

Verdite is an elegant tunic with a small gather at centre back for added ease and freedom of movement, finished by a split hem, lined with a splash of colour. An undulating cable adorns both the ballerina neckline and the cuffs at the end of the bracelet-length sleeves. The hem is, but need not be, double knitted.
This yarn, Funnies Curly Silk by Dibadu, seems to glow from within. It is the same luxuriant base that was (and still is!) one of my first favourite indie dyer yarns, Faery Wings, from back when I fell out of philosophy and back into obsessive knitting. The original Simple Ziggurat was indeed designed for and knitted with this yarn base. Here, I have chosen to knit it into a slightly tighter fabric that drapes gorgeously and will keep its shape well.

BALLERINA NECK
Wide cable collar

FIT
Tailored shoulders and relaxed fit with approx 12 cm / 4.75” ease

YARN
Dibadu Funnies Curly Silk (sport weight, 67% Silk, 23% Mohair, 10% Nylon, 350 m (383 yds) per 100 g); Grün ja grün (green) x 4 (4, 4, 4, 5) [5, 5, 5, 5, 6] skeins
CC: Ripples Crafts Burras Mini Skein (fingering weight, 1ply, 100% Merino, 73 m / 20g); A Teal Tale x 1 skein

approx YARDAGE
1150 (1200, 1250, 1350, 1450) [1500, 1550, 1600, 1700, 1750] m
1250 (1300, 1350, 1450, 1600) [1600, 1700, 1750, 1900, 1950] yds

alternative yarn suggestions
Fyberspates Faery Wings (available soon)

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
3 mm (US 2.5) circular needle, 80 – 100 cm (32 – 40”)
or size to obtain gauge
Two 2.75 mm (US 2) circular needles, 60 – 100 cm (24 – 40”)
Two cable or double pointed needles
Stitch holders; stitch markers

 


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