Saqqara by Linda Marveng
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March 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
611 - 1239 yards (559 - 1133 m)
XS/S (M/L, XL/2XL)
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Named after the step pyramid in Egypt, I have created my own Saqqara. A stunning reversable lace pattern with triangular shapes, adorn the rectangular shawl with a shawl collar and the matching loose sleeves. Like jewelry the tucks frame the hands on the loose sleeves and divide the patterns on the shawl. By combining a beautiful pure combed wool called Huldra from Hillesvåg with the luscious Dreamline Soul from Du Store Alpakka, I found my rich yarn shade and texture. Use the shawl with a shawl collar around your neck, shoulders, bust or upside down, just as you prefer, with or without the loose sleeves.

Saqqara pattern is available to download in English and Norwegian (på norsk).

Sizes: XS/S (M/L, XL/2XL)

Finished Measurements:

Length: 113.5 (119.5, 125.5) cm/44.75 (47, 49.5)“
Width excl collar: 24 (25.5, 27) cm/9.5 (10, 10.75)”
Width incl narrowest collar: 29 (30.5, 32) cm/11.5 (12, 12.5)“
Width incl widest collar: 43 (44.5, 46) cm/17 (17.5, 18)”
Loose sleeves:
Cuff width: 25 (28, 32) cm/9.75 (11, 12.5)“
Width at bottom: 22 (25, 29) cm/8.75 (9.75, 11.5)”
Width at top: 32 (35, 39) cm/12.5 (13.75, 15.25)“
Sleeve length incl cuff: 50 cm/19.75”

Yarn: Hifa, Huldra Kamgarn 8,5/2 (100% combed wool, 200 g cone, 850 m/929 yds).
Sample is knitted in Beige 428037.
Du Store Alpakka, Dreamline, Soul (68% baby alpaca, 32% nylon, 25 g, 177 m/195 yds).
Sample is knitted in Beige DL202.
Shawl: 1 (1, 1) cone Huldra and 4 (4, 4) skeins of Soul; 559 (588, 617) m/611 (643, 675) yds of each yarn.
Loose Sleeves: 1 (1, 1) cone Huldra and 3 (3, 3) skeins of Soul; 403 (451, 516) m/441 (493, 564) yds of each yarn.
Note: One strand of each yarn is held together throughout.

Alternative yarns:
For Dreamline Soul:

Fyberspates, Gleem Lace (55% British Bluefaced Leicester Wool, 45% silk, 100 g, 800 m/874 yds)
Madeline Tosh, Praire (100% superwash merino wool, 100 g, 768 m/840 yds)
Shuibui, Cima (70% alpaca, 30% merino, 50 g, 300 m/328 yds)
For Huldra:
Jamieson’s, Spindrift (100% wool, 25 g, 105 m/115 yds)
Fleece Artist, Blue Face Leicester 2/8 (100% wool, 125 g, 499 m/546 yds)
Jaggerspun, Heather 2/8 Cone, (100% wool, 454 g cone, 2048 m/2240 yds)
Lioness Arts, BFL Sock (100% wool, 100 g, 400 m, 437 yds)
Or another DK/8 ply yarn held alone.

2 sets of 4 mm/US 6 circular needles (80 cm/32”) for shawl and loose sleeves.
Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.

Notions: 1 m/1 yard thin elastic cord (1.5 mm/0.059”) for loose sleeves, 2 stitch markers and yarn needle.

20 sts and 28 rows in st st using 1 strand of each yarn measures 10 cm/4” square.
20 sts and 28 rows in Saqqara using 1 strand of each yarn measures 10 cm/4” square.
1 Saqqara pattern repeat using 1 strand of each yarn measures 3 cm/“ across.

Notes: The loose sleeves have elastic inserted into the top hem to keep them in place. They are knitted in the round, unlike the shawl, with 2 circular needles held parallel to make the hem and tucks. The collar on the shawl is shaped by short rows, and ends in an i-cord bind off. One tuck divides the patterns before the collar on the shawl and a second one is worked on the wrong side to emphasize the reversible shawl.

Wedding gown: Judith Bech Design.
Jewelry: Kaja Gjedebo Design.

Det blir lagt til 25% MVA for mønsterkjøpere i Norge.