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Cadenza

Ninja8tofu Designs
Knitting
January 2011
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 32 rows in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
450 - 600 yards (411 - 549 m)
small (large)
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This piece made me think of notes on a staff from the very beginning. Knit in luxurious Malabrigo Silky Merino, it flows off the needles. But still, I didn’t think “notes” would be a very good pattern name. A Cadenza is a musical term referring to a solo, sometimes improvised, appearing near the end of a musical piece. When I came upon this term, it felt like it fit immediately. The project itself echoes it’s name in that there is a flourish, a solo, a cadenza that must be performed towards the end. With three optional endings, you can create your own cadenza.

Finished Measurements:
Unblocked
Length (tip to tip): Small (58”), Large (58”)
Widest point: Small (5.5”), Large (10.5”)
Blocked
Length (tip to tip): Small (80”), Large (80”)
Widest point: Small (6.5”), Large (11.5)

Materials:
Malabrigo Silky Merino 51% Silk, 49% Merino, 150 yards per 50 grams
MC: 2(3) skeins CC: 1(1) skein
colors used: Smoke and Mazanilla Olive

The small scarf sample was done with the picot edge. It was tested with the loop edge too. However, yardage was very close.