Tricsi by Åsa Tricosa


November 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
300 - 900 yards (274 - 823 m)
3 (6, 12, 18, 24) mo [3, 4, 6, 8, 10] yrs
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Tricsi fastens with one button and is knitted in one piece from a provisional cast-on at the centre back collar down to the hem, collar, front bands and all.

(See Tric for a grown-up version.)

This is a new technique – Åsa’s Top-Down Ziggurat Tricnique (inspired by Tuulia’s Tailored Sweater Method but knitted in one go), featured also in my koronki pattern.)

Step-by-step instructions and a photo tutorial, guide you through the unusual beginning, a bit of zigging, zagging, and zipping back and forth before you’re off and sooner at the hem than you’d thought.

There are, unnecessarily one might think for a child or toddler cardigan, short-rowed shoulders. There is a reason for that – apart from the fact that a child, too, might deserve a more tailored garment at times.

The idea was that Tricsi would closely echo my cardigans and sweaters for adults, a sort of trial run for knitters who may want to try out the Tricnique before perhaps committing to an adult-sized cardigan or sweater.

It’s also just a fun way to try out a new technique.
Besides, Tricsi is rather cute.

Yarn requirements:
1.5 (1.5, 2, 2, 2) 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4 skeins

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