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Simple Ziggurat

Knitting
March 2013
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1148 - 1531 yards (1050 - 1400 m)
81 (86, 91, 97, 102) [107, 112, 117, 122, 127] cm 32" (34", 36", 38", 40") [42", 44", 46", 48", 50"]
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Simple and straightforward knitting with bold colour blocks and simple, pleasing lines – Simple!

Now available in German – auf Deutsch! – and Italian

You’ll knit with the Åsa Tricosa Ziggurat Top-Down Tricnique (inspired by Tuulia’s Tailored Sweater Method but knitted in one go).

Simple begins with a cast-on for back and shoulders and is then knit all in one go from top to bottom with some little zigging and zagging, producing nicely tailored shoulders, a curved neckline, and a slightly fitted body with some little ease.
The set-in sleeves are also knitted top-down and in the round.
A rolling collar is knitted last.
Not a seam in sight.

There is (opitional) bust, waist, and hip shaping which hints at curves but does not cling.

Simple requires only 2 + 1 skeins (3 + 2 skeins for larger sizes, but one can squeeze it to just 1 contrast skein) – stash-busting is seriously encouraged.

Not everyone will have Faery Wings in their stash (addictive as it may be). Other sportweight yarns may be used. See, for example, my Simple Bugga! for notes on difference in drape and suggested adjustment of hip shaping.

This Ziggurat top-down tricnique features also in Koronki and Tric. They are slightly more involved because of their built-in-knitted-as-you-go collars. Simple is simpler.
And now there are also Ziggurats with pockets and stripes and squares – have a look!
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