Galathea by Åsa Tricosa


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5 for 4 – if you buy any 5 Åsa Tricosa patterns at the same time you get the least expensive one for free.

Simple Sideways Elegance
a sister to Poppea and Agrippina

written instructions for the chart are now included

  • simple side-to-side shawlette
  • any weight yarn can be used -- I finally found my perfect cobweb project with this pattern
  • begin decreases when half-way through your skein/yarn (or before if it’s long enough for you)
  • easily (for some more easily than others!) memorised lacy border (knit along as you go)
  • stockinette centre -- could be knit in garter stitch for complete reversibility
  • perfect travel knitting -- takes no space, weighs nothing, no charts to keep track of (well, if you memorise the border, that is…)

techniques used:

  • provisional Winding CO
  • magic loop (or dpns) for the initial few rows -- it’s an unusual beginning (illustrated and charted)
  • a few kitchener stitches at the end

The fantastic screaming green silk-cashmere blend used in the sample seems to have the magic characteristic of not wrinkling no matter how scrunched up in a bag or purse. Magic.

There is a Photo Gallery of Galatheas here.

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