Ancamna by Laura Patterson


January 2010
DK (11 wpi) ?
19.5 stitches and 27.14 rows = 4 inches
in stitch pattern, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
802 - 1200 yards (733 - 1097 m)
xs, s (m, l, 1x)
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February, 2011.Originally published in Fons and Porter’s Love of Knitting, Spring 2010 under the name Denim Lace Tunic, pattern has been renamed, re-tech edited, and re-released. It is now available to purchase online and at your LYS.

Ancamna (ahn-kam-nah) is a water goddess from continental Celtic mythology, known from inscriptions in the Moselle valley, near the German city of Trier, northeast of Luxembourg. As both the color and the fluidity of the lines created by the different stitch patterns remind me of water, naming this design Ancamna seemed fitting.

Tunic can be worn over a dress or pants. The lower hem is wide for ease of wearing, and to give it a fun little swing. The cable and lace stitch in the skirt morphs into a simple cable stitch for the bodice.

Construction: Front and back are knit separately, from the bottom up, then seamed.

Sizes: Model knit in size small. Pattern written for 5 sizes: XS, S (M, L, 1X).

Stitch instructions: Charted and written.

Notions: Cable needle, stitch markers, stitch holders, yarn needle.

Difficulty: Intermediate.

Skills: K2tog, ssk, YO, s2-k1-p2sso basic sweater assembly.