Gocce by Paola Albergamo


March 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1680 - 1720 yards (1536 - 1573 m)
One size
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Gocce (‘drops’ in Italian) is worked in modules similar to drops in shape – hence the name.

The result looks much more intricate and complex than it is in reality and knitting it is quite simple, once you get the hang of it.

Modules are worked one by one, so there are never too many stitches on needle.
Every module serves as a base for the following one so that no seaming is needed.
And the stitches are either newly casted on either picked up from the provisional cast on live stitches, so even this point is very easy to work.

The shawl looks complicated and elaborate, but the work combines only simple stockinette and garter stitches arranged with an unusual combination of short rows and a provisional cast on. After all the modules have been worked a simple attached garter stitch border is worked all around the shawl to avoid rolling and give more length and a more polished look.

Now available also in Danish (thanks to Marianne Holmen), in Portuguese (thanks to Lisantanna) and in italian (thanks to poldina57)

Please note that there is an error in Knitty on Row 49.
Sl the first stitch on left needle to right needle and not the reverse.