Nami

Knitting
April 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
930 - 1394 yards (850 - 1275 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL) with finished body size 72 (82 ,92, 102, 112, 122) cm/ 28¼" (32½" ,36¼", 40", 44", 48")
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Nami is designed with a yarn which appears and behaves very unusually. ITO Mizu is an untwisted cotton yarn. While running through the dye bath, the strand absorbs the color superficially. The color is fixed just slightly afterwards. While knitting, the color breaks open, and the raw white cotton strand becomes visible, giving the yarn a used look.

Dye will transfer to your fingers while knitting, but can easily be removed by washing your hands with regular soap. While soaking my sample, dye transfer had been less an issue as with other handdyed yarns I used before – so no worries!

The inherent twist of the yarn creates a warped fabric which I used to shape the design without incorporating short rows. If using a balanced yarn for this pattern, you won’t get the pictured look.

Sizes
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL) with finished body size 72 (82 ,92, 102, 112, 122) cm/ 28¼“ (32½” ,36¼“, 40”, 44”, 48”)
Intended to be worn with zero ease around hips.

Sample is shown in colorway 621 Denim in size L on a 102 cm/ 40” mannequin with zero ease around hips.

Yardage
10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15) skeins ITO Mizu or approx. 850 (935, 1020, 1105, 1190, 1275) meters/ 930 (020, 1115, 1210, 1300, 1390) yards fingering weight yarn to obtain given gauge

Everybody knits differently, so given yardage is an estimate.

Gauge
24 sts x 32 rows per 10 cm/ 4“ in stockinette stitch with needle 4.00 mm/ US 6 after washing and blocking

I recommend working a swatch with half the number of sts in stockinette and the other half in reverse stockinette stitch.
Take time to check gauge and adjust needle size if neccessary to obtain gauge.

Needles
4.00 mm/ US 6 circular needle or size to obtain the correct gauge
3.50 mm/ US 4 circular needle for applied I-Cord over 2 sts

Notions
8 stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn for provisional CO and to hold stitches

Required techniques
Provisional CO with waste yarn, Backwards Loop CO;
knit and purl stitches; decreases: ssk, p2tog;
increases: M1L, M1R, M1Lp, M1Rp, kfb;
picking up sts from rows and around neck, applied I-Cord over 2 sts

Skill level
Beginner

Pattern has been test knitted and proof read.