Veronika by Julie Weisenberger

Veronika

Knitting
August 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1150 - 1800 yards (1052 - 1646 m)
s - 3X
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This pattern is available from cocoknits.com for $8.00.

Shown here in two yarns:

  1. Floating from A Verb For Keeping Warm
  2. Shibui Pebble + Silk Cloud
  3. Indigo-dipped A Verb For Keeping Warm Clover. Also works with their Reliquary II.

We also have samples in Habu Textiles n-84 cashmere and n-86 silk-wrapped merino. Using a fingering weight yarn with a US 6 gives it a wonderfully drapey fabric but it also works with yarns up to dk weight which wears more like a sweatshirt.

Available as a pdf download or at your LYS in hard copy.

Veronika is light and swingy, not at all fitted yet with snug cuffs that make her easier to wear than a poncho. She’s easy to throw-on over almost any outfit, so you’ll find yourself reaching for her again and again. The front and back curves are created using short rows, using the YO method of short row shaping. After the curves, everything is joined, and the pattern is seamless and circular all the way up.

Skills Needed
General knitting skills, provisional CO, and short-row shaping.

Sizes
Small (med, large, 1x, 2x, 3x)

Finished measurements

Circumference at approx bust level: 52 (56, 60, 65, 68, 72)“
To fit bust: 32-34 (35-38, 39-42, 43-46, 47-50, 51-54)”
Length at center back: 24.5 (26, 27, 28.5, 29, 30)“

Materials
Yarn Options
6 (7, 7, 8, 9, 9) skeins A Verb For Keeping Warm Clover (80% Montana Targhee wool/20% Silk, 50 g/200 yards); sample knitted in specially dyed indigo but other colors are available, or

Two strands held together

6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9) skeins Shibui Pebble (48% recycled silk/36% fine merino/16% cashmere, 25 g/224 yds)

4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins Shibui Silk Cloud (60% kid mohair/40% silk, 25 g/330 yds, or

7 (7, 8, 9, 9, 10) cones Habu n-80 (100% wool w/ fine silk wrap, 1 oz/187 yds), or

1150 (1250, 1400, 1550, 1700, 1800) yds any fingering–dk weight yarn that gets gauge. Note: if you plan to add length, please purchase more yarn.d

Needles
US 6 circ 36” or longer
US 5 circ or dpns for cuffs and collar
Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions
4 st markers

Gauge
20 sts and 30 rows = 4” in St st.