Amazing Day by Joji Locatelli

Amazing Day

November 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
785 yards (718 m)
One size - 84" x 17½" at deepest point.
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Knitting has the power to bring me out of any blues. I like to think knitting has saved my life countless times. It probably happened to you too? If I have my knitting with me, and if I can find at least a brief moment to unwind connect with it, I will have, for sure, an amazing day.

Miss Babs and I worked together to create this pattern and yarn collection. It was a beautiful collaboration. We hope you can appreciate the delicacy in this little poem of color and knitting.

And speaking of poems, I’d like to include here a poem that I love. It reminds me to appreciate how lucky we are to be living this amazing day, even when skies look dark and gray.

i thank You God for most this amazing
day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes

(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun’s birthday; this is the birth
day of life and of love and wings: and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)

how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any–lifted from the no
of all nothing–human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?

(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)

e.e. cummings

84 inches (210 cm) from side to side and 17½ inches (44 cm) from top to bottom at deepest point.

Yarn: This yarn is perfect to use a single skein + leftovers of fingering weight yarn. To make it like mine, you will need 1 skein of Yummy 2-ply by Miss Babs (100% merino - 400 y 366 m / 115 g) and a set of 6 mini-skeins of Yummy 2-ply toes by Miss Babs (100% merino - 133 y 122 m / 38g) .
You will need the following amounts of fingering weight yarn:

  • MAIN COLOR: 400 yards (366 m). Shown in color Pewter (charcoal)
  • The set used for all the contrasting colors is called Amazing Day and it’s currently in Miss Babs’ Collections, here. CONTRASTING COLOR (CC) 1: 52 yards (47m). Shown in color Family (darkest blue). CC 2: 66 yards (60m). Shown in color Friends (medium blue). CC 3: 66 yards (60m). Shown in color Memories (beige). CC 4: 60 yards (55m). Shown in color Laughter (off-white). CC 5: 66 yards (60m). Shown in color Sharing (baby pink). CC 6: 75 yards (68m). Shown in color Together (dusty pink).

Needles: US 4 (3.5mm) needles.
Other notions: Tapestry needle, blocking pins or wires.

17 st and 44 rows to 4” (10cm) in garter st on US 4 (3.5 mm) needles after blocking. Gauge is not crucial for this project, but changes might result in a different yardage requirement.