A Luminary Affair Collar by Zanete Knits

A Luminary Affair Collar

April 2024
both are used in this pattern
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch on larger needles, blocked.
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
733 yards (670 m)
One size
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This captivating knitting pattern is inspired by the ancient Latvian fascination with the celestial bodies, particularly the Sun and Moon. In Latvian folklore and culture, they hold profound significance, symbolising light and guidance and cycles of life, renewal, and harmony with nature.

The collar is worked seamlessly from the top down, initially flat, before being joined in the round with steeks on each side. The colourwork motif mirrors the front and back, creating a unified design.

With its intricate motifs and subtle elegance, this collar is destined to be a beloved addition to your wardrobe. It represents the beauty and interconnectedness of all things under the celestial dome.

And if you’d like to join a group of knitters who have already made this sweater, feel free to join our Slack community, then find and join the aluminaryaffaircollar channel.

Let this accessory serve as a radiant tribute to the divine luminaries that have enchanted hearts and minds for centuries, bringing light and inspiration to all who gaze upon them.

Difficulty: Intermediate.

Sizes: One size

Finished Shoulder to Shoulder: 39.5 cm / 15½”

Yarn: Worsted weight yarn. Depending on the length of the collar, allow approximately:

  • MC: 520 m 570 yds
  • CC: 150 m 165 yds

Yarn used in the sample is 4 skeins of Spincycle Yarns Trine (100% Non-superwash fine wool; 138 m 150 yds / approximately 70 g) in colourway No. 60 and 2 skeins of Spincycle Yarns Dream State (100% American superwash wool; 138 m 150 yds / approximately 67 g) in Colourway Absolute Zero.

Gauge: 18 sts & 26 rows = 10 cm / 4” in Stockinette stitch on larger needles, blocked.

Suggested needles:

  • 4.5 mm (US 7) circulars 60-100 cm / 24-40″ long
  • 4.0 mm (US 6) circulars 60-100 cm / 24-40″ long

Notions: Stitch markers, row counter, scissors, tape measure, stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle, for steeking: “sticky” lace or light fingering weight waste yarn, crochet hook in smaller size and sharp scissors.

Techniques used: Backwards loop cast-on, lifted increases, knitting in the round, seeking.

Check out the in-depth video tutorial taking you through steeking step by step YouTube.

Construction notes: The collar is seamlessly worked in the round from the top down.