Akrotiri by Mona C. NicLeòid


September 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
437 - 1312 yards (400 - 1200 m)
12 sizes, see details below
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Akrotiri ~ the beach. This is the second pattern in the Return to Santorini Collection. The other two are Emporeio and Skaros (coming soon). If you have already bought Emporeio, you will automatically receive a $2 discount on Akrotiri - this also applies if you put both of them in your cart right now.

On my first trip to Santorini, one of the locations I fell in love with was the beach at Akrotiri with its dramatic red rocks. Akrotiri also has an amazing archaeological site where a fascinating Bronze Age settlement has been excavated.

Sizing / yarn requirements: See bottom picture for detailed sizing and yardage table. The yarn quantities given are for the total amount, i.e. you need half of that in each colour if you want to make the original striped version.

The top is supposed to be worn with 10-15 cm / 4-6 inches of negative ease around the bust and some positive ease below. Instructions contain a shorter and a longer version, the latter with considerably more positive ease around the hip. The pattern contains detailed advice for adjustments.

The top is shown in size S3 on a person with a 84 cm / 33’’ bust and a 90 cm / 35’’ hip.

Yarn advice:
The original top was knitted with Linen 4ply by YarnStories (450 m / 492 yds per 100g) as the main colour (red) and Silk/Linen 12/60NM fingering weight by ColourMart (720 m / 787 yrds per 150g) as the contrast colour (pale purple) .

Any fingering/4ply weight yarn can be used for this garment, heavier laceweights can work as well. Blends of linen and silk are particularly recommended. The yarn should be smooth for a crisp stitch definition in the lace pattern, and have some weight to it for a nice drape.

Needle advice:
Use the needle size that gives you the required gauge, most likely 2.25 - 2.75 mm / US #1 - 2. You will need a medium long circular needle (80 - 100 cm / 32 - 40’’) to knit the body in one piece.

The top is knitted top down, starting with the front lace insert. The front and back are worked flat and separately to the underarm, then joined in the round. Then the straps are added so that you can try it on. The rest of the body is worked in the round to the bottom edge, with waist shaping in front and back darts.

The little lace pattern is charted only.

Die deutsche Version wird Mitte September veröffentlicht.