Copper Queen by Melissa Kemmerer

Copper Queen

Knitting
April 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
905 - 1750 yards (828 - 1600 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)
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“To create one’s world in any of the arts takes courage.”
-Georgia O’Keeffe

This pattern can be found in issue three of Nomadic Knits, which is available to purchase in print through our website and at select local yarn shops, or as a digital download through Ravelry (click the e-book link above).

This lightweight cardigan is perfect for cool evenings. It’s knit top-down using raglan shaping and stranded colorwork. Zigzag lines are one of the most common geometric shapes found in Native American artwork and the meaning of it differs among tribes. It is one of the earliest design elements found in Navajo weaving where it represents lightning, a powerful spiritual force, while to the Zuni Pueblo people of what is now western New Mexico, the same lines represent flowing water. Historians further state that some simple geometric shapes, including the zigzag, have little symbolic meaning to many other tribes, and were primarily used as an aesthetically pleasing decoration.

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL).
Finished bust: 31 (35, 39, 43, 47, 51)“/ 77.5 (87.5, 97.5, 107.5, 117.5, 127.5)cm. See below for additional schematic measurements.

Needles: US 3/3.25mm or size to obtain gauge, and US 2/2.75mm or 1 size smaller than gauge needle: both in at least 24”/60cm circular and DPNs or short circulars for sleeves. Optional for colorwork: needle 1 size larger than gauge needle.

Gauge: 24 sts and 37 rows = 4”/10cm in Stockinette stitch.

Yarn: fingering weight: 760 (840, 970, 1110, 1280, 1470) yards/ 695 (768, 887, 1015, 1170, 1344) meters MC; 145 (160, 185, 210, 245, 280) yards/ 133 (146, 170, 192, 224, 256) meters CC.

Notions: 8 (9, 9, 10, 10, 10) 0.5”/13mm buttons, st markers, tapestry needle.

Sample knit in: Less Traveled Yarn Tweed Me (85% superwash Merino, 15% Donegal Nep; 438 yards/ 100g) in Pumpkin Spice (MC) and Nightfall (CC).

Schematic Measurements:
A (neck): 11.5 (11.5, 11.5, 12.5, 12.5, 13)”/ 29 (29, 29, 31, 31, 32.5)cm
B (bust): 31 (35, 39, 43, 47, 51)”/ 77.5 (87.5, 97.5, 107.5, 117.5, 127.5)cm
C (body length): 16.5 (16.5, 16.5, 17, 17, 17)”/ 42 (42, 42, 43, 43, 43)cm
D (sleeve): 22.5”/ 57cm or desired length
E (hips): 29 (33, 37, 41, 45, 49)”/ 72.5 (82.5, 92.5, 102.5, 112.5, 122.5)cm

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