Amadea by Patty Nance


November 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
4.0 mm (G)
970 yards (887 m)
Wrap and Scarf
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Amadea (adjective, ah-mah-dā-ah, Latin word for beloved)

Knit design is what I do, but it is not who I am. As part of a collection of designs based on the theme Identity, I was challenged to define where my identity comes from. The Bible tells me that I can find my identity in the One who created me, the God of the universe, He who calls me beloved. God made me, He gifted me with creativity, and I express that creativity back to Him in yarn of many colors. This lacey wrap and scarf are worked in Trendsetter’s Evolution, a soft spun merino single that starts out variegated, changes to solid, and morphs into a different solid all in one beautiful yarn cake. With its textural stitch pattern and next-to-the-skin softness, this might just be your next beloved project.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Required Skills: Cast on, knit, purl, increases, decreases, grafting or 3-needle bind off.
Two versions: Wrap (Scarf). Instructions for the wrap are given first followed by instructions for the scarf in parentheses.
Finished Measurements: Wrap 68”/173cm length by 15.5”/39cm width (Scarf 88”/224cm length by 13”/33cm width)
Gauge: 23 sts and 27 rows = 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch; one pattern repeat over 10 sts measures 2 1/8” / 5.4cm. Gauge is not critical for this project but a different gauge will affect yarn requirements and size of finished piece. Take time to check gauge. After working a gauge swatch, do not cut yarn. Block it, measure it, then unravel it to reclaim the yarn.

Yarn: Sport weight smooth yarn; 970 yards / 860m. Models shown in Trendsetter Evolution (100% merino wool, 490 yds per 150g cake), 2 cakes, wrap in color #4 Wine Embers, scarf in color #3 Green Day
Needles: US 7 / 4.5mm straight or circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge, and a spare needle for 3-needle bind off
Crochet hook size G / 4.5mm for crochet cast on (optional)
Yarn needle
2 stitch markers