ROTOR by visalisa


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September 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
875 - 930 yards (800 - 850 m)
one size
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Discontinued. This digital pattern is no longer available online.

It started with machines. Cogs, metal, hard, mechanic.
This hard inspiration met my love of yarn and the construction, the mechanics, the maths of knitting.
As per usual, I landed in the knit stitch. Our cog in the machinery. From the front. From the back.
Two sides of the same stitch, coin, cog.

The shawl is reversible and beautiful however you wrap it around you. From the inside out. All the way out to the lace - The cogs.

ROTOR is knit from the middle and outwards. It features details like “reversible middle stitches”, I-cord tab cast on and I-cord edges. The panels of stockinette stitch alter, adding purlsides and knitsides to both sides.

If you choose to use another yarn, I would recommend solids to semisolids and variegated, but I would stay away from the self striping for this one…

This pattern was released on September 8 at a knitting festival in Höganäs Sweden.
From September 10 2012 it is available for purchase here in English and in Swedish. The pattern, in a kit with the yarn, will also be available through

Det här mönstret släpptes den 8 september vid en stickfestival i Höganäs.
Nu finns ROTOR till försäljning här och hos Lenas Garn i Höganäs - på svenska och engelska. Lena säljer även Easyknits garner.