Carmela 9 by Adrienne Vittadini

Carmela 9

July 2002
yarn held together
+ DK
= Bulky (7 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with two strands held together
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1440 - 2400 yards (1317 - 2195 m)
34, 36, 38, 40, 43½, 48"
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The incredible beauty of this design derives from its extreme simplicity. The unobtrusive embellishment–the little semi-wishbone at the base of the neck–is so subtle a decoration as to contradict itself. It is austere, quiet, and serene. Waist shaping is included to further belie its monastic look. The original garment was knit with two strands of a light DK weight cashmere (no longer available) held together, which helps account for the non-rolling of the edges. An alpaca or other camelid blend might approximate the same look if cashmere is out of reach.

Errata is not available online. However, here it is: Front Section should begin and read as follows:

Work as for back until armhole measures 4¾ (5, 5¼,5½, 6, 6½)”, end WS.

Next Row (RS): K13 (14-15-16-19-21) yo, pm, k9, k2tog, k9, pm, yo, k rem 13 (14-15-16-19-21) sts. Work 3 rows in St St.