Abraxas by Åsa Tricosa

Abraxas

Knitting
January 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in hourglass pattern (cables)
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1586 - 2515 yards (1450 - 2300 m)
81 (86, 91, 97, 102) [107, 112, 117, 122, 127] cm / 32 (34, 36, 38, 40) [42, 44, 46, 48, 50] in
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Abraxas premiers at the Vogue Knitting Live NYC 2020 – come see the sample and yarn at the Remarkable Yarns stall!

This pattern is a PREVIEW pattern from Ziggurat Book the Next (not yet published).

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Abraxas has inviting texture, overlapping fronts, no buttons, and a slightly swingy shape that is easy to wear.

The shape and drape work equally well with the cardigan worn casually open or elegantly overlapping, perhaps fastened with a clasp or brooch.

The unusual collar is knitted along the back neck, then folded and fused into a broad buttonband that is worked along with the fronts and the rest of the body. Everything at once as usual!

Fun fact: I designed Abraxas after being introduced to Balayage, a collaboration between Melanie Berg and Pascuali. I actually got to know Pascuali and the yarn at Melanie’s fabulous wedding party! Good memories and an auspicious beginning for the design! Balayage is a lovely yarn that somehow creates both drape and stitch definition.

Like all Ziggurats, Abraxas is knitted top down with contiguous sleeve caps, built-in buttonbands, and no seaming or finishing apart from weaving in a few ends.

Sizes
81 (86, 91, 97, 102) [107, 112, 117, 122, 127] cm
32 (34, 36, 38, 40) [42, 44, 46, 48, 50] inches

Garment Bust Measurement
85 (90, 96.5, 104, 109) [114, 119, 124, 129, 134] cm
33.5 (35.5, 38, 41, 43) [45, 46.75, 48.75, 50.75, 52.75] inches

Yarn
Pascuali Balayage (80 Alpaca, 20% Organic Merino, 175 m / 190 yds per 50 g); colour: Nazca (616) x 9 (9, 10, 10, 11) [11, 12, 12, 13, 14] balls

Approx yardage
1400 (1550, 1650, 1750, 1900) [1950, 2050, 2150, 2300, 2400] m
1500 (1650, 1750, 1900, 2050) [2100, 2200, 2350, 2450, 2600] yds

Helpful links to techniques used in the pattern
Winding Provisional Cast On
M1R/M1L
Crochet Cast On
German Short Rows

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