Stanza by Kate Vanover


by Kate Vanover
September 2013
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 10 - 6.0 mm
120 - 260 yards (110 - 238 m)
1 skein and 2 skein
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“An arrangement of a certain number of lines, usually four or more, sometimes having a fixed length, meter, or rhyme scheme, forming a division of a poem.”

There’s a definite stanza to this piece, a sure rhythm and division of repeats… and like a good poem it flows together to make a coherent whole. Enjoy making your own Stanzas and in true poetic form, be free to make adjustments to the phrasing… adding either width or length to your piece.

Malabrigo Mecha 1 - 2 skeins depending on your poem, US size 10 needles (straight or circular), 16” circular cable for provisional CO (and spare size 9 or 10 tip if needed), yarn needle, row counter (optional).

Sonnet: a close-fitting neck warmer, about 7” by 10” laid flat.
Ballad: an infinity scarf for doubling. About 7” by 23.5” laid flat.

Colorways used: In the lower picture the colors and sizes are (left to right):
Candombe Ballad (used two skeins completely)
Lotus Sonnet (used one skein completely)
Lluvias Sonnet (pattern as written, about 120 yards)
Tabacos Sonnet (same as above)

Thank you to my awesome test knitters: Raintownknitter and crazyl… this wouldn’t have been the same without your input!