not lost by Kati Mohr

not lost

July 2015
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 10 - 6.0 mm
315 - 420 yards (288 - 384 m)
79 - 118 cm shoulder circumference (measured incl. arms)
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All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.

J. R. R. Tolkien

Well, this is something for wearing a lifetime long. Why?
First: its shape is difficult to describe and riddles are good for the brain cells. Ask Bilbo. Call it a small poncho-vest-hoodie-cowl.
Second: you can wear it in four ways: as a poncho over your shoulders. As an asymmetrical vest. As a loose cowl around your neck. Or as a hoodie with a lot of ease. You rule the weather!
Third: It is a REALLY fast knit. You know, bulky weight. And all you need to know is the circumference around your whole body including your upper arms. Just this.
Not Lost is a friend on whatever journey you may be on – foremost in this beautiful bulky weight yarn by Annie Yarn ( I promise: you never had softer Merino in your hands – it is like knitting a cloud!

Not Lost is first knit flat in a Rib & Welt Diagonals pattern and joined by grafting. Pick up stitches out of one border edge and knit a knit/purl horizontal rib pattern in the round. End with shaping the shoulder in rows.


adjustable to your shoulder circumference | 6 sizes | shoulder circumference 79 – 118 cm
Sample is knit for shoulder circumference 102cm. Finished circumference: app. 98cm. Not Lost looks best on women with up to cup size D (EU size) / cup size C (US size), dress size for tops app. up to size 42 (EU size) / 14 (US size).


3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins of madison bulky (bulky weight, 100% superwash merino) in color february sky

Yardage and weight:

one circular needle(s) app. 120cm long (depends on your shoulder circumference) ::: 6,0mm/US 10 or size needed to achieve gauge

tapestry needle for grafting, scrap yarn for a crocheted provisional cast-on

13st. (10cm/4in) in Stockinette st.
One Rib & Welt Diagonals pat repeat measures 7,5cm (height). Be sure to check gauge before you cast on!

crocheted provisional cast-on, k, p, decreasing, stockinette grafting, short rows

k knit
k2tog knit two together
p2tog purl two together
rnd round
RS right side
ssk slip, slip, knit
ssp slip, slip, purl
srt shortrow turn (double-stitch, included in instructions but you can of course choose your favorite one)
WS wrong side