Namiki by Kirsten Johnstone


December 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
437 - 569 yards (400 - 520 m)
One SIze
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並木 Namiki: Japanese (Romaji) for (n) row of trees, roadside tree.

If you loved Kozue, you will be ready for the challenge and elegant beauty of Namiki. This asymmetric design provides a swooping swathe of exquisitely detailed diminishing treetops: abstracted rows of birch trees in architectural perspective on a stocking stitch background. Worked with either Woolfolk Tynd or Blue Sky Alpacas Royal, this piece will elevate your everyday into a statement of confidence.

Construction Notes
Shawl is cast on lengthwise and knit flat back and forth in St st and then into the feature Diminishing Treetops Pattern. A second Diminishing Treetops Pattern is worked between Short Row Sequences to enhance the swooped shape of the design.
Worked with one strand of yarn throughout.
Slip markers as they are encountered.

One Size.
Length: 80 in / 200 cm
Width Varies from 4 in / 10cm to 18 in / 40 cm

Model A
Woolfolk Tynd in Colour 9 100% Super Fine Merino; 204 m (223 yds) / 50g; 3 skeins

Model B
Blue Sky Alpacas Royal in Colour Alabaster (undyed) 100% Alpaca; 288 yds (263 mts) / 100g; 2 skeins.

4.5mm (US7) 24in / 60cm circular needle , or size needed to obtain gauge

Stitch Markers (7 Colour A Markers, 6 Colour B Markers),
Short cable needle
Tapestry needle

20 stitches and 29 rows in 4in / 10cm in St st with 1 strand of yarn, washed and blocked flat

Special techniques
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Diminishing Treetops Pattern
Short Rows: German Method

Skill Level
Experienced Intermediate to Advanced