Caesura V by Åsa Tricosa
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Caesura V

Knitting
July 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch in the round on 3.5 mm needle
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
540 - 925 yards (494 - 846 m)
81 (86, 91, 97, 102) [107, 112, 117, 122, 127] cm / 32 (34, 36, 38, 40) [42, 44, 46, 48, 50] in
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Buy all 4 Caesuras together for €15 (+VAT)
(C. V, C. Redux, C. PaperSilk, C. Tuck)

Caesura V is a summery, sporty sleeveless top with a generous A-line shape. And it’s a FUN (slightly odd) construction.

A-line-ish anyway. There are no waist decreases only increases.

Worked in DK weight Caesura V knits up fast so you may need a few in different colour combinations.
I happen to love Dibadu’s Erdbeeren auf Pistazieneis (Strawberries on Pistachio Ice Cream – YUM!)

Like any true Ziggurat Caesura V is knitted from cast on to cast off in one big zig-zaggy sweep from beginning to end, except here there is a caesura, a brief pause — a single cut of the yarn to make things just a bit easier, and less obsessive. It’s still all knitted in one piece with special attention to finishing and small details. As usual.
The construction is unusual.
Also as usual.

  • Step-by-step instructions, sketches, and photos show you how to get from start to cast off, and how to work the special manoeuvres.

  • Optional bust darts

  • You’ll find a rear-friendly little gap in the hem

  • There is a twisted rib detail at the neckline in back and under the arms (not that you I suspect you of frequent flaunting of your underarms, but still…)

  • The pattern is written and has helpful charts to keep track of rows and shaping, and tips for how and where to lengthen or shorten the armhole.

A note on yarn yardage
Sample size 38 required precisely 1 skein of CC. It’s possible to knit also sizes 40-46 using only 1 skein of CC, if you start the striping sequence just a little bit later. And/or make your Caesura V a little bit shorter. Or both.

Approx Yarn Requirements

MC
300 (310, 350, 370, 390) 410, 425, 455, 490, 510 m
325 (340, 380, 410, 425) 450, 465, 500, 535, 560 yds
2 (2, 2, 2, 2) 2, 2, 2, 2, 3 skeins Seda de Campo

CC
195 (200, 225, 245, 255) 270, 280, 300, 320, 335 m
215 (220, 250, 265, 280) 295, 305, 325, 350, 365 yds
1 (1, 1, 1, 2) 2, 2, 2, 2, 2 skeins Seda de Campo

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