Chloris Sontag by T.L. Alexandria Volk

Chloris Sontag

Knitting
July 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in garter st wit MC on larger needles
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1385 - 1575 yards (1266 - 1440 m)
40 (47½ )" across upper edge and 20 (20½ )" tall, excluding ties.
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

Interweave SKU: EP10360

Chloris is a name with many faces in Greek mythology, but this wrap is inspired by the nymph better known by the Latin name Flora. Goddess of flowers, greenness, and growth, she was said to be the wife of Zephyrus, the West Wind. Mixing crochet with knitting, this lush piece takes a utilitarian bit of warmth from the past—the sontag, or bosom friend— and updates it with plush reversed textures, lacy motifs, and thick-andthin yarn combinations for a signature accessory that will still ward off a bit of chill. (Interweave)

Finished Size: 40 (47½)“ across upper edge and 20 (20½)” tall, excluding ties

Yarn: Crystal Palace Yarns Mochi Plus (80% Merino, 20% nylon; 95 yd [87 m]/13/4 oz [50 g]): #603 spice market (MC), 3 balls; #557 autumn rainbow (CC1) and #574 leaves and sprouts (CC2), 2 (3) balls each. Crystal Palace Yarns Kid Merino

Needles: Body-size 10 (6 mm). Ties-size 8 (5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. HOOKS Motifs-size I/9 (5.5 mm). Chain webbing-size H/8 (5 mm).

Notions: Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle; one 5?8” snap. GAUGE 16 sts and 34 rows = 4” in garter st with MC on larger needles.

Gauge: 16 sts and 34 rows = 4” in garter st with MC on larger needles.

Originally Published: Enchanted Knits 2014

NOTES

  • The two front and shoulder pieces of the shawl are worked exactly the same. During assembly, one is placed right side up and the other is placed wrong side up to create a mirrored shape with reversed patterns.
  • If you are unfamiliar with crocheting mohair-blend yarn at a loose gauge, or working with mohair and a heavier-gauge yarn, work a practice motif first to get comfortable.
  • Both the right side and the wrong side will be seen on the public side of the piece.
  • If you weave your ends in carefully, the piece is fully reversible.
  • Do not block the front and shoulder sections. The key to this piece is the heavy, unblocked texture of the pattern. To launder, soak gently, do not agitate, and lay flat to dry, as the yarn is prone to felting even with gentle agitation and the texture of the piece may be compromised if it is wrung out or twisted.