Black Ice by Susie Haumann

Black Ice

Knitting
February 2018
Lace ?
21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stitch pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
S (M, L, XL)

This pattern can be found in issue 4 of Laine Magazine.

Black Ice is knitted from the bottom up in pieces and seamed together in the end. Two different yarns held together, Madelinetosh Prairie and Isager Silk Mohair, create a divine fabric. The stitch pattern is easy, just a simple brioche – but with a twist. It’s like black ice: surprising.

SIZES
S (M, L, XL)

Shown in size M.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Half chest circumference: 19 (20.5, 22, 23.5) inches / 48 (52, 56, 60) cm.
Length: 20 (21, 21.75, 22.5) inches / 50 (53, 55, 57) cm.
Sleeve length: 15.75 inches / 40 cm.

MATERIALS
Yarn: 2 (2, 2, 3) skeins of Prairie by Madelinetosh (100% merino wool, 840 yds / 768 m ‒ 100 g), colourway Tern. 6 (6, 7, 8) skeins of Silk Mohair by Isager (70% super kid mohair, 30% silk, 232 yds / 212 m – 25 g), colourway 47. Worked with one strand of each yarn held together throughout.

Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) and US 8 (5 mm) 24” (60 cm) or 32” (80 cm) circular needles for main fabric and US 7 (4.5 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular needles for neck edge.

Notions: Waste yarn or stitch holders, tapestry needle.

GAUGE
21 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) on US 8 (5 mm) needles in pattern, after blocking.