Nicoletta by Yuki H.S.


February 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in (k3, p2) ribbing
US 8 - 5.0 mm
200 - 300 yards (183 - 274 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

2018.3.5 - Celebrating the big reception for this pattern, I opened “Nicoletta - 1000 faves!” KAL thread in my group, Nimara & Japarta. Please feel free to join and share your yarn combo/in progress/finished pictures at any time. Thanks!

The fifth and last design for the “Colorful Nicole” series is called “Nicoletta”.

I have to credit this design to “Broken Seed Stitch Sock” by Hanna Levaniemi. When I started knitting socks, I came across this pattern, which demonstrates a knitting magic by combining a highly variegated yarn and a single-color yarn for a simple stitch pattern. Before I get to knit this pair, I hurt my elbow by knitting too many socks too fast and I had to stop using tiny needles.

I had a very colorful skein, which I tried to knit in various stitches and barely none of them worked. One day, I realized that I needed to use a single-color yarn to break up the colors, alternating the two skeins. Oh yes, that sock pattern!!

At that moment, “Nicoletta” was born. I am presenting this pattern to you all as a free pattern. Enjoy!

Skills required: k, p,

Sample: CO140 for small teens like Nicole.
Finished size (blocked): 6.5” high x 34” circumference (16.5cm x 86.3cm)
Malabrigo Yarn Rios (Worsted, 100% Merino, 210 yards/100g, Natural) - 113.4 yards/103.8m, 54g used
Three Irish Girls Springvale Worsted (Worsted, 100% Merino, 205 yards/100g, Baja) - 82 yards/75m, 40g used
Needles: Size US 8 (5.0 mm) circular or DPN
Gauge (knitted in round): 5 stitches and 7 rounds = 1”/2.54cm in (k3, p2) ribbing.

The size is easy to customize by changing the number of stitches CO and by knitting to your preferred height.

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