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Knossos Shrug

Knitting
November 2012
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches in Lace Pattern
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
350 - 450 yards (320 - 411 m)
To Fit 32 (36, 44, 50)”/ 81.5 (92, 112, 127.5) cm bust
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This is a pattern from the collection History on Two Needles, by Annie Modesitt.

Inspired by a statuette discovered on Crete of a Minoan Snake “goddess” I interpreted her outer garment as a shrug.

The lace pattern used in the shrug is linear, measured, rhythmic, to honor the strong weaving tradition in the Mediterranean.

The pattern of the shrug is very simple: there is no shaping within the garment; instead, the silhouette is achieved by folding and adding a waistband after the main body is finished.

I chose a lovely raw silk by Mango Moon to bridge the simplicity of line with a sophisticated, understated, but luxurious fiber.

Finished Bust 35 (39 1/2, 48 1/2, 55)”/ 89.5 (101, 123.5, 140.5) cm
Total Length 16 3/8 (16 3/8, 19, 21 5/8)”/ 42 (42, 48.5, 55) cm
Skill Level K 3 Intermediate
Fiber Mango Moon, Dharma (150yds/137m) Thyme, 3 (4, 5, 6) skeins
Notions Darning needle

Special Stitches
St st – Stockinette Stitch
Rev St st – Reverse St st
Sl st wyws – Slip st with yarn to the wrong side
Sl st wyrs – Slip st with yarn to the right side
YO – Yarn Over
K2tog-R – Knit 2 tog with a right slant
K2tog-L – Knit 2 tog with a left slant
P2tog-R – Purl 2 tog with a right slant
P2tog-L – Purl 2 tog with a left slant
DKSS Edge – Double Knit Slip Stitch Edge
3 Needle Bind Off
Cable Cast On
ICord Bind Off