Ocotillo by Melissa Kemmerer


April 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
800 - 1610 yards (732 - 1472 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)
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“Find your own voice and use it. Use your own voice and find it.”
-Jayne Cortez

This pattern can be found in issue three of Nomadic Knits, which is available to purchase in print through our website starting April 22nd and at select local yarn shops, or as a digital download through Ravelry (click the e-book link above) starting April 22nd.

This tee is knit seamlessly in-the-round, top-down, using contiguous style shoulders. Widest at the bust and tapering slightly to the waist, the built-in ease makes this a very wearable sweater for most body shapes. The diamond-shaped details worked in lace are reflective of the commonly-occurring geometric diamonds found in Native American artwork. In the Navajo culture, the diamond is thought to represent the Dinetah, or Navajo homeland, and it is one of the basic elements of design upon which weavers build more complex and artistic shapes.

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL). 37 (41, 45, 49, 53, 57)” / 92.5 (102.5, 112.5, 122.5, 132.5, 142.5)cm bust. Recommend at least 4”/10cm positive ease.

Needles: US 3/3.25mm or size to obtain gauge, and US 2/2.75mm or 1 size smaller than gauge needle: 16”/40 cm and 24”/60 cm circulars.

Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rows = 4”/10cm over Stockinette stitch.
Yarn: fingering weight: 800 (920, 1060, 1220, 1400, 1610)yards/731 (841, 970, 1115, 1280, 1471)meters.

Sample knit in: Desert Bloom Yarns Luxury (70% superwash Merino, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere; 437 yards/100g) in Desert Chicory.

The Yarny Ewes Facebook group is running a kal of this tee starting at the end of April.

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