Blue Basalt

 

Blue Basalt Ziggurat Cardigan

photo © Karin Emma Karlsen

Blue Basalt is one of 2 bonus designs in the eBook accompanying  Åsa Tricosa Ziggurats: 16 elegantly seamless knits


(available from Purlescence & other stockists)

photo © Karin Emma Karlsen

This is the DK version of Black Basalt, an everyday wardrobe staple, your ‘always-reach-for’ basic cardigan.
Blue Basalt features a more generous neckline and a more rear-warming length. An optional contrasting triangle detail on the cuff adds interest without making a big statement.
The double-knitted pockets require rather advanced knitting. If you carefully follow the step-by-step instructions and the tutorial photos, you should be fine, but you may choose to skip the pockets altogether or opt for one of the simpler versions (see Tutorial section in the book).

Like all Ziggurats, Blue Basalt is knitted top down with simultaneous set in sleeves, built-in buttonbands, and a built-in pockets.

Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Merino DK is firm and soft in equal measure, to provide drape and structure. Other DK yarns that knit up to the pattern gauge would be equally suitable – such as, for example, Sweet Georgia DK.

photo © Karin Emma Karlsen

ROUND NECK

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

YARN
Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Merino DK (8ply, 100% merino, 428 m (468 yds) per 200 g); Ahoy (blue) 3 (3, 4, 4, 4) 4, 4, 4, 4, 5 skeins
In addition: CC/green scrap of Fingering or DK

For shorter version: Confident (red) x 3 (3, 3, 3, 4) 4, 4, 4, 4, 4 skeins

approx YARDAGE
Blue / longer:
1200 (1250, 1300, 1400, 1400) 1500, 1550, 1600, 1700, 1750 m
1300 (1350, 1450, 1500, 1550) 1650, 1700, 1750, 1850, 1900 yds

Red / shorter
1100 (1150, 1200, 1300, 1300) 1400, 1450, 1500, 1550, 1600 m
1200 (1250, 1300, 1400, 1450) 1500, 1550, 1650, 1700, 1750 yds

alternative yarn suggestions
Cascade 220, SweetGeorgia Superwash DK

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
4 mm (US 6) circular needle, 80 – 100 cm (32 – 40”) x 3
or size to obtain gauge
3 mm (US 2.5) circular needle, 60 – 100 cm (24 – 40”)
2 shorter circulars 3.5 mm (US 4)
Cable needle
Stitch holders; stitch markers; 7 buttons (8 if adding bust darts)

photo © Annabel Young

photo © Karin Emma Karlsen

 


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