Black Basalt by Åsa Tricosa

Black Basalt

by Åsa Tricosa
Knitting
May 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1148 - 1695 yards (1050 - 1550 m)
32 (34, 36, 38, 40) [42, 44, 46, 48, 50] inches
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This one of 16 designs in:
Åsa Tricosa Ziggurats: 16 elegantly seamless knits
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Black Basalt is an everyday wardrobe staple, your ‘always-reach-for’ basic cardigan. With a classic round neck and a relaxed fit, it is neither bulky nor boxy. It goes with everything.
An optional contrasting triangle insert/detail on the cuff adds interest without making a big statement.
The double-knitted pockets require concentration and commitment. If you follow the step-by-step tutorial you should be fine. Alternatively, you could opt for a simple pocket, or none at all. The teal sample features a simple afterthought pocket with a contrasting cord edging, which is a good alternative to the double-knitted ones.

The ADVANCED POCKET TUTORIAL (the double-knitted pocket shown on the Black Sample) from the Book is included in the single pattern.

Instructions for the Afterthought pocket (teal sample) are available in the Book.

ROUND NECK

FIT
Relaxed with approx 14 – 15 cm / 5.5 – 6” ease

YARN
Malabrigo Yarn Rios (10ply superwash merino, 192 m (210 yds) per 100 g); MC/Black x 6 (6, 7, 7, 7) 8, 8, 8, 9, 9 skeins
CC/grey scrap of Fingering or DK

approx YARDAGE
1050 (1100, 1200, 1250, 1300) 1350, 1350, 1450, 1500, 1550 m
1150 (1200, 1300, 1350, 1400) 1450, 1500, 1600, 1650, 1700 yds

alternative yarn suggestions
Cascade Lana d’Oro, Dibadu Alpaka Walk, Little Grey Sheep
Hampshire DK (knits to Aran gauge)

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
4.5 mm (US 7) circular needle, 80 – 100 cm (32 – 40”) x 3
or size to obtain gauge
3.5 mm (US 4) circular needle, 60 – 100 cm (24 – 40”)
2 shorter circulars 3.5 mm (US 4)
Stitch holders; stitch markers; 7 buttons (8 if adding bust darts)

Book ERRATA (corrected in Single Pattern):
Step 7 Right Buttonband: …p&p5 sts…, p&pk7 (7, 7, 7, 7) 7, 7, 7, 8, 8 sts more…
(i.e. not p&p6 more)
Step 3, before the Work Row 3 once more line:
Work rows 3 & 4 again x 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) [3, 3, 4, 4, 4]