Phoenix by Jill Wolcott

Phoenix

Knitting
February 2021
all 3 are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Wave Box Garter
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
600 - 800 yards (549 - 732 m)
XS (S) (M) (L) (XL) (XXL)
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This pattern is available for $12.00.

Notably absent is a photo of the finished design. Please return here on Monday, February 9 for that. I got a little behind and things just snowballed. Phoenix is a cosy. Think tea cosy, worn like a tea cosy over your shoulders and upper arms. I began this design with a very clear idea about everything, and ended up taking a lot of turns and twists. It was hardly the phoenix rising. Although very clear what I wanted to create, I think I threw too many concepts into this for the amount of time I had to give to it. In the end, it all came out, but I did feel the burning embers under my feet before rising!

The concept made me think of all the things we need to repair: climate, social justice, social equality, over-consumption, everything! So I ended up with color, pieces, and uneven edges. I thought knitting it myself would be a good idea. It was not! I hate working with multiple colors, so although I quickly memorized the pattern and loved knitting it, I hated untangling my yarn. I am myself and it never changes!

So join this journey with me. Nine colors; 4 different yarns; lots of pieces and piecing. Of course I’ve worked everything out now, so you will likely have a much better experience. I thoroughly endorse narrowing the number of colors. I did enjoy using different yarns though. Read my interview here.

PHOENIX BY JILL WOLCOTT KNITS

Skills: slip stitches, picking up stitches, flexible long-tail cast on, flat 3-needle bind off, decreases, German short rows (I teach you how to do everything!)

Sizes: XS (S) (M) (L) (XL)

Sample shows in size M / model bust circumference 37”. Fit should allow arm movement.ies

Yarn used:
Dottie from Anzula Luxury Fibers, 80% Superwash Merino, 17% cashmere, 3% polyester, 114g, 420 yds (384 m). WPI X

1 (1) (1) (2) (2) skein Charcoal C1

1 skein Hippo C3
1 skein Cedar C5
1 skein Avocado C7
1 skein Aurora C8

Cricket from Anzula Luxury Fibers, 80% Superwash Merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon, 114g, 250 yds (228 m). WPI Z

1 (1) (1) (2) (2) skein Red Shoe C2
1 (1) (1) (2) (2) skein Candied Apple C6

Ava from Anzula Luxury Fibers, 80% Superwash Merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon, 114g, 330 yards (302 m). WPI X

1 (1) (1) (1) (2) skein Rye C4

Zome Gima from Ito, 100% cotton, 25g / 137 yds (125 m). WPI X

1 skein Red Black C9 (used for bind offs)

Needles:
US size 12.25mm needles and US size 43.5mm OR size to obtain gauge

Gauge:
Unblocked Pattern Wave & Box US size 12.25mm
8.5 sts to 1″ / 2.54 cm
18 rows to 1″ / 2.54 cm
34 sts to 4″ / 10 cm
72 rows to 4″ / 10 cm

Wave & Box US size 43.5mm
6.75 sts to 1″ / 2.54 cm
12 rows to 1″ / 2.54 cm
23 sts to 4″ / 10 cm
48 rows to 4″ / 10 cm

Blocked Pattern Wave & Box US size 12.25mm
8 sts to 1″ / 2.54 cm
16 rows to 1″ / 2.54 cm
32 sts to 4″ / 10 cm
64 rows to 4″ / 10 cm

Wave & Box US size 43.5mm
6 sts to 1″ / 2.54 cm
8.5 rows to 1″ / 2.54 cm
24 sts to 4″ / 10 cm
34 rows to 4″ / 10 cm

Supplies:
Stitch markers, removable markers, tapestry needle, stitch holders or or waste yarn