Metis by Shannon Okey


April 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1650 - 1980 yards (1509 - 1811 m)
Women’s S (M, L, 1X, 2X)
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Metis is Athena’s mother in Greek mythology (Her son, Porus, is the “personification of resourcefulness or expediency” according to Plato). Metis’ children are a good summary of your typical knitter’s skillset, no? This is a fairly simple pattern, but looks infinitely more complex thanks to the multicolor Noro yarn used. (Color #332 is the closest current Noro color)

It would also look great in a rich kettle-dyed yarn or even a gradient kit (Neighborhood Fiber Co Studio DK and Dragonfly Fibers Traveller offer some perfect choices that you could combine with a solid for a dramatic yoke/sleeves and plain body).

What can I say? I have a bit of a thing for Greek mythology… I even dressed up as Athena for Halloween one year as a child (blame Clash of the Titans).