Sambuca by Thea Colman


March 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette, blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
950 - 1950 yards (869 - 1783 m)
XXS, XS, S, SM, M, ML, L, XL, 1X, 2X, 3X, see notes
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Sambuca is a way to ease into a bit of colorwork. I wanted the fun of fairisle without a tangle of ends or fear of steeking. With that in mind, Sambuca features a motif that combines only 2 colors at a time, and a great deal of basic stockinette. It’s the perfect way to get your feet wet in the world of stranded knitting.

With a feminine neckline, a loose fit, and a deep back panel, it’s a flattering sweater that’s just a bit reminiscent of ski slopes without being overly Nordic.

The wool/alpaca content of the yarn creates a warm but light fabric with just the right amount of drape for a delicate, slouchy fit. Plus, Stockbridge comes in a ton of gorgeous colors, for the low, low price of less than $5 per skein from WEBS. That makes it easy to justify, right?

Yardage per size:

Main Color:
800 (900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300) (1400, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1800) yds

Plus 50-75 yards each of 3 accent colors

Actual finished bust: 36 (38.5, 40.75, 43.25, 45.5, 48) (50.5, 52.75, 55.25, 57.25, 60)“ I suggest choosing the size that allows you 4” of ease (based on bust measurement).