SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
SIZES & MATERIALS:
Filisilk by Zitron (Main Color), 70% Merino, 30% Silk, 656 yards per 100 gram ball. Shown in #3030 (White).
Kid-Seta Jubilé by Schulana (Strander), 70% Kid Mohair, 30% Silk, 231 yards per 25 gram ball. Shown in #520 (Tonal Blues).
Small - Bust (34”), 2 hanks Main Color, 5 balls Stranded Color
Medium - Bust (37”), 2 hanks Main Color, 6 balls Stranded Color
Large - Bust (40”), 3 hanks Main Color, 7 balls Stranded Color
See Designer’s Note 2 regarding using interchangeable needle tips.
3.75 mm (approx US 5) 32” circular needle
4.5 mm (approx US 7) 32” circular needle
or one interchangeable cable with two tips (one US 5 and one US 7)
or sizes needed to obtain gauge
Additional Notions: Tapestry Needle, Blocking Wires.
All yarn and needles distributed by skacel collection, Inc.
See Designer’s Note 3.
approx 20 sts and 20 rows / 4” x 4” in Xplorer’s Stitch (before blocking)
approx 18 sts and 18 rows / 4” x 4” in Xplorer’s Stitch (after blocking)
To save time, check your gauge
and read all instructions thoroughly before beginning.
1) One strand of each yarn is held together throughout.
2) RS rows and WS rows are worked on different needle sizes; RS rows on 4.5 mm (US7) and WS rows on 3.75 mm (US 5). Using interchangeable needles with one cable and one of each size needle is highly recommended. Lace tip needles are recommended.
3) Pattern Stitch creates a natural bias to the knitted fabric. Pieces are worked and blocked to standard formats, but will return to biased shapes after blocking. Though the fabric created will block readily to various dimensions, best results will be obtained if actual gauge is very close to that listed.
4) Start new ball of strander at the beginning of a row. Main color ends skeins can be felted together invisibly (using spit splice), or begin new yarn at beginning of a row.