Micci by Asimina Saranti

Micci

Knitting
August 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
179 - 722 yards (164 - 660 m)
XS(S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
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I really enjoy wearing crop tops, so for a long time I have worked on such projects (or at least sketched some). Inspired by an unusual speckle cotton yarn and the thought of integrating some pretty lace, I created Micci.

Micci is a fairly simple design, worked flat and bottom up. It makes use of an intricate lace pattern which is original and was created based on Naomi Parkhurst’s ‘Secret Code’ Lace Project.

Naomi’s project is an ingenious method, in which one takes a word, encodes it, creates a chart and then works out different permutations of increases & decreases. Sounds complex? (it isn’t!) Read (and see) more in Naomi’s blog: https://gannetdesigns.com/

For this particular lace design, Micci is the code word, for which I have used my own encoding algorithm.

Instructions are given in written abbreviated form and charts.

Micci means sunshine in Corsican.

Pattern backstory and insights can be found here.

Credits
Tech editor: Olympia Driva (biokninja)
Photography & Graphic Design: Asimina Saranti


Yarn
The yarn used in this design is discontinued
Schachenmayr nomotta Cotton Eco Color
(Sport / 5 ply / 12 wpi / 100% Organic Cotton)
(132 meters - 144 yards / 50 grams)
Colorway: 26, 2(2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5) skeins

Alternatives that can also have similar colorways include the following:

Needles

  • 2.75 mm / US 2
  • 3.0 mm / US 2.5 or size to obtain gauge

straight or circular needles at least 80 cm / 32 inches in length

Notions

  • 4 stitch markers
  • yarn needle
  • 20 cm / 8 inches detachable zipper
  • sewing needle & thread

Gauge
26 sts / 36 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) square in stockinette stitch in larger needles

24 sts (2 repeats) / 32 rows (2 repeats) = 10 cm (4 inches) square in lace pattern in larger needles

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

to fit bust 71-76(81-86, 91.5-96.5, 101.5-106.5, 111.5-117, 122-127, 132-137, 142-147, 152-15)] cm / 28-30(32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54, 56-58, 60-62) inches with some negative ease. (ease is variable for each size and not fixed)

Sample is shown in size M. The dress form is around 2 sizes smaller, so there is no negative ease in the pictures.

Skills Required/Techniques Used

  • Basic stitch patterns - stockinette & seed stitch
  • Lace
  • German Short Rows
  • Increasing, decreasing
  • Working in rows
  • Working from charts
  • Seaming
  • Zipper Seaming

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