Journey Home by Afifa

Journey Home

by Afifa
Knitting
September 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1500 - 3500 yards (1372 - 3200 m)
Chest circumference 34” (36”, 38”, 40”, 42”, 46”, 50”, 54”, 58”, 62”)
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I visit my family, who live in Karachi, each summer. It’s an opportunity to reconnect with family and friends, eat favorite foods and immerse myself in the culture that’s such a large part of who I am. The rich history of my country is reflected in every design I produce. This year, Destination Yarns created four colorways inspired by different places in Pakistan. I used these colors to design a classic yet modern twist on a “coatigan.” Substantial enough to be a serious statement piece, yet light as a feather for easy seasonal transitions.

This coatigan is knit top-down with an interesting- to-work and lovely lace detail creating the raglan lines and center back panel. After the sleeves are separated, the lace detail continues along the sides to create a faux seam. This garment is an homage to the grace and strength of the women who raised me and the women who surround me.

Yarn: Approx 1560-3440 of fingering weight yarn,
34, 36 and 38 inch chest: 390-430 yards of each color.
40, 42, 46”: 500-700 yards of each color.
50-62”: 750-860 yards of each color.

Shown in Destination Yarns Passport (80%SW Merino, 20% Nylon) - Indus Valley, Sheesh Mahal, Karachi and Arabian Sea.

Chest circumference Chest circumference 34” (36”, 38”, 40”, 42”, 46”, 50”, 54”, 58”, 62”) (AFTER BLOCKING).

Needles: US size 5, 3.75 mm.

Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, scrap yarn.

Gauge: 20 stitches by 36 rows is 4 inches garter on US size 5 needles.