Amity by Paula Pereira

Amity

Knitting
December 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
248 - 260 yards (227 - 238 m)
one size
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Hi Ravelry knitters!
Can you imagine how excited I became when I met Kimberly Golynskiy and her new project “Around the world in 80 skeins”?
As a crafter, I’m amazed by the friendships and connections made online, among people from all over the world. There’s no more such a thing as loneliness when we think about how many knitters, crocheters, seamstress etc etc, we can find online to share ideas. More than that, through social media, we can participate on their creative process’, families, daily setbacks and happiness, delicious snacks and meals and the most beautiful yarns and notions that we all love to have! Particularly, Im a big believer that the more positive thoughts and actions we share, the better it will be for the the whole planet. It’s a privilege to be part of worldwide group of people that loves the art of knitting. Through “Around the world in 80 skeins”, Kimberly is going further. Now we will be able to know even more about knitters from all over the world. I’m immensely happy to be part of this and ready to travel all over the world with so many talented knitters. Thank you, Kimberly. To celebrate this sweet journey, I developed a mini collection, inspired by the idea of physically travel to so many countries! Which pieces are key for this adventure? I just can think about layers, comfort and practicality in gorgeous colors! I would like to present to you: Amalie, an open front cardigan that can be also used upside-down, with lots of ease but a feminine touch to enhance the waist, Ametrine, a wide shawl, that fully embrace your body, keeping you warm and free to move, and Amity, a versatile cowl, designed to snugly fit your neck and shoulders. The mini collection “Ready to go around the world - basic and comfy pieces for adventurous knitters that love travelling”, have fun constructions and different representation of lines, such as colorful stripes and lots of ribbing with a little twist to create shapes and textures. Do you remember the math concept: the smallest distance between two points are a straight line? There we go… Are you ready to join us to go around the world in 80 skeins”?

Worked from bottom-up, Amity is shaped with decreases that make the fabric converge to parallel lines, creating a comfort fit from shoulders to neck. This cowl is a quick knit project and can be a good choice for a gift. Particularly, I think Amity works beautifully with heathered yarns, because they enhance the stitches definition!
The combination of shape and stitch pattern was designed to keep you warm and comfortable, with no need to “joojing” the piece all the time to stay in place!

248 yds / 227 m of heavy worsted-weight yarn

Sample shown in

Malabrigo Twist color 613 Zinc (100% Pure Baby Merino Wool – 50 g / 150 yds) - less than 2 skeins

Merino Worsted TricôTricô Fios color Elvish Green (100% MarinoWool – 218 yds)

Merino Worsted TricôTricô Fios color Topázio Azul (100% MarinoWool – 218 yds)

Needles

US 8 / 5 mm circulars with 20” extension
US 7 / 4.5 mm with 16” extension from row 37 on
Or any other size to obtain the gauge

Gauge
20 sts and 28 rows in 4X4” in stockinette stitch

Notions
9 stitch markers (I would like to suggest that you use one stitch marker different from the others, to identify the beginning of a new round)
darning or tapestry needle

Finished measurements
Top circumference = 21”
Bottom circumference = 29”
height = 10.5”