Tamora's Torc of Vengeance by Kathleen Rogers
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Tamora's Torc of Vengeance

Knitting
March 2015
Lace ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stretch, unstretched, on larger needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
546 yards (499 m)
One size (easily adjustable): 24" / 61cm circumference x 3" / 7.5cm width

TAMORA: Thus, in this strange and sad habiliment, / I will encounter with Andronicus, / And say I am Revenge, sent from below / To join with him and right his heinous wrongs (Titus Andronicus, Act V, Scene ii).

I wanted to design a piece that, like Tamora, could shift shape. The superfine wool-stainless steel yarn seems both refined and barbaric, and fabric knit from it is shapeable and has memory, so you can twist it into various forms to suit your mood: ornament, disguise, or, in a pinch, a means of vengeance. Spoiler alert: it won’t be Tamora dishing out the revenge in the final scene.