Izu by Ayako Monier

Izu

by Ayako Monier
Knitting
August 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
600 - 810 yards (549 - 741 m)
Finished bust size: Approx. 33 (36, 39, 42, 45)” Choose the size that gives you about 3” positive ease.
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I like wearing a garment in linen in summer, it is light and dry, a perfect fibre to me. When I was searching some interesting linen yarn, Vera caught my eyes. 65% silk and 35% linen/flax - mmm very interesting and unique combo! I was over the moon when Anzula kindly supported the yarn.

Working Vera is a total pleasure. The perfect ratio of silk and linen gives right amount of drapes and the structure that I want, to my top. Anzula definitely knows how to blend different fibres, they are a master yarnie! When you look at their website, I know those gorgeous colours are so mesmerising that they put you in a la-la land. Don’t worry - just ask them what colour you want. They’d choose the perfect colour, guaranteed.

The focal point of Izu is obviously the cap sleeve that gently hugs your shoulder edge giving a gentle drape. Using Vera from Anzula yarn and getting the right gauge are two important things for the best results. However, if you’d have to use substitution, it is vital to choose yarn with drapery fibers (silk, cashmere, alpaca, etc) in sport weight.

I have another pleasure to work with a group of experienced, detail-oriented and analytical testers. The success of releasing Izu owes so much to them, I appreciate their constant help from the bottom of my heart!

Finished bust size: Approx. 33 (36, 39, 42, 45)” Choose the size that gives you about 3” positive ease.

Yarn: Vera from Anzula, sport, 65% silk, 35% linen/flax, 365 yards/115g

Yardage: Approx. 600(650, 700, 750, 810) yards

Gauge: 4.5 sts and 7 rows in St st in 1” after blocking. Change the needle sizes to get the right gauge.

Materials:#5 (3.75mm) 16” long or longer, #4(3.5mm), #5 DPN, stitch marker, waste yarn