Ginkgo by Melody Hoffmann


June 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1071 - 1309 yards (979 - 1197 m)
36 (38/42/44/46/48/50/52) to fit 32 (34/36/38/40/42/44/46)
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Once again Ginko is another pattern inspired by the Japanese culture: kimonos, simplicity and origami.

“Ginko is a very simple top knit in one piece from the bottom up. Stitches are provisionally cast on for the sleeves while the two sides of the neck and the back are completed. Once the shaping of the neck and the back are done the two pieces are joined together. Then the provisional stitches are carefully unzipped and bound off with the second set of live stitches for the sleeves. A few more rows of stockinette and the body is done. Then the two side are then joined with a mattress stitch.”

Gingko can easily be modified to adjust the lenght of the sweater itself, or to make shorter sleeves.

The pattern is available in 8 different sizes to fit from a 32” to a 46” bust, and it is intended to be worn with 3-4” of positive ease.

It is knit out of Lyonesse DK which is another wonderful blend from Blacker Yarn (50% wool and 50% linen). It is perfect for this time of the year of for early Autumn when the leaves will slowly start to turn. If you can get your hands on this yarn for this project of for any other project and you like soft and muted colorways, go for it, you won’t regret it one bit.

9 (9/9/10/10/10/11/11) balls of Blacker Yarn Lyonesse DK, 50% Falkland Wool /50% Linen, 50g =119 yards (110m)

US6 (4mm ) 2 pairs circular needles

20 sts & 32 rows = 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch after blocking.

36 (38/42/44/46/48/50/52) to fit 32 (34/36/38/40/42/44/46). The pattern isintended to be worn with 3-4” (7.6 - 10cm) of positive ease.


Crochet hook and waste yarn