Themes and Variations by Jessica Anderson

Themes and Variations

Knitting
July 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Pattern Stich, after washing and blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
800 - 1000 yards (732 - 914 m)
Finished Measurements: Approximately 78”/198 cm wingspan and 23.5”/59.5 cm deep.
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Themes and Variations pays homage to Balanchine’s ballet of the same name. It plays with simple stitches, that when knit together, present a challenge for you to master in a few practice steps. Knitting through the most basic of stitches, with a slight variation, creates a masterpiece of elegance. This variation delicately pairs a Speckled and a Solid color, which together create a cable that looks like it is moving across the piece.

Finished Measurements:
Approximately 78”/198 cm wingspan and 23.5”/59.5 cm deep.

Yarn:
The Fiber Seed Sprout, 90% Merino,10% Nylon, 510 yards (466 m), 1 skein Blue Orchid (MC), 1 skein Celeste (CC).

Gauge:
20 sts and 28 rows = 4”/10 cm in Pattern Stitch after washing and blocking.

Needles:
US 6 (4 mm), 32” circular or preferred method to work a large number of sts flat, and size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions:
6 stitch markers, tapestry needle, cable needle (optional).