Caesura PaperSilk by Åsa Tricosa
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Caesura PaperSilk

Knitting
September 2014
Lace ?
25 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
733 - 1214 yards (670 - 1110 m)
81 (86, 91, 97, 102) [107, 112, 117, 122, 127] cm / 32 (34, 36, 38, 40) [42, 44, 46, 48, 50] in
This pattern is available for €6.00 EUR buy it now

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(C. Redux, C. V, C. Tuck)

Slightly set in shoulder straps show off your tanned (or sophisticatedly pale) summer shoulders. In winter Caesura morphs into an elegant evening top.

Admittedly designed for somewhat obsessive Zigguraters, Caesura is like any true Ziggurat knitted from cast on to cast off in one big zig-zaggy sweep from beginning to end with an interesting hem detail. OK, the revised and updated pattern features one snip. One. It just made sense…

The hem is knitted on (continuing with the working yarn) and attached sideways onto the live body stitches. It makes a little bow around each side rib to create a small flare. Instructions for a simpler hem are included for knitters who don’t want to fiddle.

Oh, and there is an accordion fold in the back neck just for fun. Well, it also allows for a higher neckline that isn’t too tight.

  • detailed instructions

  • small explanatory drawings (ok, so it’s not art)

  • photo tutorials

  • note to seasoned Zigguraters: the steps unfold a bit differently here because you begin, well… you’ll see!

PaperSilk is a stretchy yarn and therefore quite accommodating – the sizing is calculated with negative ease. The sample is a size 38 modelled on a size 38/40.
If using a less stretchy yarn, you may want to go up one size.

Approximate yardage
2 (2, 3, 3, 3) 3, 3, 3, 3, 4 skeins PaperSilk
535 (575, 625, 670, 710) 755, 805, 845, 890, 930 m
585 (630, 685, 735, 775) 825, 880, 925, 975, 1015 yds

NOTE: The yardage for sizes 38 & 40 is close to 3 full skeins. Rather than buying an extra skein, you may wish to shorten the quite long top by a few rows.

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