Athena by Eileen Casey


June 2012
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
1.75 stitches and 4 rows = 1 inch
in Garter Stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 13 - 9.0 mm
9.0 mm (M/N)
369 - 738 yards (337 - 675 m)
XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X]
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Just like the famed goddess Athena, who was born by springing completely grown, clothed and battle-armed from the head of her father Zeus, the idea for this sweater came to me fully formed as soon as I set eyes on this beautiful yarn.

The loose, slouchy, off-the-shoulder fit is both casual and stylish – with just the tiniest hint of an 80’s vibe. Bold cables worked up the sides of the body and sleeves and along the shoulders not only provide some textural and visual interest, but also take the place of seams – avoiding any extra bulk in an already bulky yarn.

Athena is an ultra-quick knit, worked mainly in garter stitch, with minimal finishing to get in the way of your instant gratification.

This sweater is designed to be oversized - if in doubt, or between sizes – size up!

For women’s garments: XS S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4Xn size S)

Chest: 34 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62 inches
Length: 22 22, 23, 23.5, 24, 24, 25, 25 inches

Intermediate - techniques used: provisional cast on, following charts, cables

Tahki Yarns Mia 100% cotton; 41yd/38m per 50g skein; color: 007, Natural; 9 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18 skeins
24 inch US #10.5/6.5mm circular needle
24 inch US #13/9mm circular needle

US M/9mm crochet hook
Few scraps of smooth waste yarn, similar in weight to project yarn
Stitch holders
Stitch markers
Row counter
Cable needle

1.75 sts/4 rows = 4” in garter stitch on larger needles