Mottiposi by Asimina Saranti

Mottiposi

Knitting
November 2017
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
328 - 383 yards (300 - 350 m)
One size
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Mottiposi is bag modelled after the figure of a moth. It utilises many different techniques to achieve the final result, such as felting, stranded colorwork, intarsia, i-cords, braiding and some seaming.

The design does not copy any existing species exactly. Inspiration was drawn from the Comet Moth, also known as the Madagascan Moon Moth, Argema mittrei.

It is recommended to use 100% non-superwash wool yarn to achieve the best felting result.

Instructions are given in written abbreviated form and charts. Pattern also includes a photo tutorial on how to braid with 4 strands and tips on how to felt.

Credits
Tech editor: Olympia Driva (biokninja)
Photography & Graphic Design: Asimina Saranti
Moth Picture: David d’O


Yarn
DROPS Eskimo & Eskimo Mix
(Super Bulky / 5-6 wpi / 100% Wool)
(50 meters - 55 yards / 50 grams)
MC: 48, 3 skeins
CC1: 50, 1 skein
CC2: 09, 1 skein
CC3: 37, 1 skein
CC4: 47, 1 skein

Needles
8.0 mm / US 11 (or size to obtain gauge)
straight & double pointed needles
or
circular needles at least 60 cm / 24 inches in length

Notions

  • yarn needle
  • pins
  • waste yarn or 1 stitch holder
  • 1 zipper, 30 cm / 12 inches in length
  • sewing needle and thread matching MC

Gauge
11 sts / 12 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) square in stockinette stitch

Sizes
One Size

Skills Required/Techniques Used

  • Basic stitch patterns - stockinette, seed stitch
  • Increasing, decreasing
  • Working in rows & rounds
  • Working from charts
  • Stranded colorwork & Intarsia
  • Seaming
  • Felting

©2017 Über den Traum - for personal use. No reprinting, redistributing or reselling of these instructions. Selling finished items is permitted, as long as the following statement is included: (in both print & digital format) “ Design by Asimina Saranti of www.uberdentraum.com ”. (live link please!)


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