shadow[]box by Alison Brookbanks


May 2009
13 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
S, M, L, [easily adjusted for any size]
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A box of folded shadows
Folded drapes hiding memories, hiding dreams lost within time and place. Holding within them the scent of a touch and the faded remnants of a breathe against your neck. Wrapped bulk, decadent in it’s simplicity and strength in it’s structure. Or it’s lack of structure. It’s refined shape. Worn loose, loopy drapes falling across the chest plate revealing what’s underneath, fingers tracing warm skin. Worn tight, bound through layers with a large bone button at the neck, gentle undulations caressing one shoulder, arms wrapped around, sheltering against the rain.

A large bulky knit – a cross between a cowl and a cape – with gentle shapings on one side to follow the shape of one shoulder and neck, and a large draped neck which can be worn loose or buttoned to the side. The button is a simple toggle idea, without being attached to the garment so you can play with it endlessly and have a different look each time you wear it.

Knit with two strands of soft wool, this is a quick easy project. Suitable for beginners.