Kimansi by Asimina Saranti


March 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern
3.5 mm (E)
744 - 1115 yards (680 - 1020 m)
XS(S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
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For this year’s crochet lesson group, I wanted to create a lace top that would have an easy-to-wear shape, be easy to customise and require minimal to no shaping when working each piece. That’s how I opted for square blocks. These blocks can be seamed in various ways and worked in different sizes to create different garment styles.

Kimansi uses Schoppel-Wolle’s Osiris, which is an ideal blend of cotton/nylon/rayon for this type of garment. The yarn has great elasticity and is lightweight; it does not weigh down the lace pattern or the garment. If substituting, look for a yarn with similar fiber content and structure, i.e. not tightly spun.

Instructions are given in written abbreviated form and US crochet terminology.
The lace pattern is provided in both charted and written abbreviated form.

Kimansi (κύμανση) is the Greek word for fluctuation.

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Model: Asimina Saranti
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Schoppel-Wolle Osiris (DK / 8 ply / 11 wpi)
(35% Nylon, 35% Cotton, 30% Rayon)
(170 meters - 186 yards / 50 grams)

Colorway: 7351
4(4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6) skeins

3.5 mm / US E or size to obtain gauge

3.5 repeats / 3.5 repeats = 10 cm (4 inches) square in pattern stitch using 3.5 mm / US E hook

XS(S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

to fit bust 76(86, 96, 106, 117, 127, 137, 147, 158) cm / 30(34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62) inches with no ease.

Sample shown in size M.

Skills Required/Techniques Used

  • Basic crochet stitches
  • Foundation single crochet
  • Increasing, decreasing
  • Working flat
  • Seaming
  • US crochet terminology

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