Available in Japanese at Atelier Knits
You’ll knit with Åsa Tricosa’s Ziggurat Top-Down Tricnique (inspired by Tuulia’s Tailored Sweater Method but knitted in one go):
- Everything begins with a cast on for back and shoulders.
- From here you knit everything from top to bottom with some little zigging and zagging, producing nicely tailored shoulders, a curved neckline, and a slightly fitted body with some ease.
- The set in sleeves are also knitted top down and in the round.
- A lacy collar band is knitted on last.
- Not a seam in sight. No joining of pieces.
- There is (optional) bust and waist shaping which hints at curves but does not cling.
3 (3, 3, 3, 3) 4, 4, 4, 4, 4 skeins
metres 840 (880, 940, 990, 1050) 1080, 1140, 1190, 1240, 1280
yards 910 (960, 1020, 1080, 1140) 1180, 1240, 1300, 1350, 1390
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The name is a fond nod to Singapore where Baju Bakau was thought up (as were the Bakau and Serangoon shawls). Baju is Malay for long-sleeved shirt, Bakau is a mangrove – the lace arches are a little like arching mangrove roots (albeit a bit more orderly…).↩