Goldtau by Åsa Tricosa


by Åsa Tricosa
December 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
383 yards (350 m)
One size: 39 cm tall by 50/70 cm around (15.5" by 20"/27.5")
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5 for 4 – if you buy any 5 Åsa Tricosa patterns at the same time you get the least expensive one for free.

Goldtau is the first of five patterns in the Tuvstarr Collection which celebrates the return of one of my favourite yarns, Faery Wings from Fyberspates, and the continuous fabulousness of its sibling, Curly Silk from Dibadu. Add the magical colours of DyeForYarn’s MoFluff and you have countless combinations to play with.

Note: If you buy a single pattern from the collection and change your mind and wish to buy the collection, one pattern can later be applied toward the Collection and is deducted automatically.

4th decrease round: k12 (not k14) before first decrease.
6th decrease round: k10 (not k12) before first decrease.

Goldtau is a pleasing union of functionality and elegance. A simple mesh pattern is layered over an even simpler and comfortable garter base – mixing practicality with a little superficial flair.

For inspiration, questions, and maybe showing off your yarn choices, you are invited to stop by the Tuvstarr Collection in the Åsa Tricosa Group.

Goldtau is knitted in the round and bottom up in two continuous sections. Garter stitch makes for a squishy and comforting cowl that is wider at the base. A lacy mesh layer folds outwards to contrast nicely against a dark or light background.

The knitting begins with the simplest cast on ever, the Winding Provisional Cast On that is stretchily bound off immediately. If you prefer you can use a conventional cast on of your choice just as long as has some give.

The garter rounds are actually worked back and forth with the help of a German short row turn; this allows for the entire base layer to be plainly knitted, eschewing all and any purls. Of course, you may choose to knit plain garter rounds and forget about the short row turns!

Detailed photo tutorials guide you through the setup and the simple mesh stitch pattern.

Approx yarn requirements
MC 275 m (300 yds)
CC 75 m (85 yds)

Helpful Links
German Short Rows
Stretchy Bind Off
Winding Provisional Cast On (the simplest cast on ever)

Prinsessan Tuvstarr by John Bauer.