Temple of Flora by Franklin Habit

Temple of Flora

April 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1150 yards (1052 m)
One size
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Makers’ Mercantile is delighted to announce another Curious Knit-Along with Franklin Habit: Temple of Flora.

Knit with Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball Crazy cotton, Temple of Flora was inspired by time spent wandering along among the ancient Roman ruins of Ostia and Herculaneum. Brilliant colors shimmer, shatter, and disappear across a field of geometric mosaic knitting.

The pattern includes several other skill-building techniques such as chart reading, short rowing, and a simple (but optional) crochet edge detail. The piece is designed to sit comfortably on the shoulders through a shaped neck edge and an unusual bat-wing construction. If you’re a knitter who enjoys a bit of a challenge in pursuit of a beautiful finished object, join Franklin Habit in making your own Temple of Flora.

As always, Curious Knit-Along with Makers’ Mercantile offers online support including videos; extended illustrated discussions of technique, history, and design; plus the fellowship of a supportive and enthusiastic community.

Choose yoru own colors of Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball Crazy Cotton HERE (purchase 5 balls and get a free download for the pattern!)

The magic began April 10, 2020!

Featured Yarn
Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball Crazy Cotton
100% Organic Cotton
230 yards per 100 gram ball

Version A (as shown in Franklin’s sample)
C1: 2368 (Dark) - 2 balls
C2: 2367 (Light) - 3 balls

Version B
C1: 2367 (Light) - 2 balls
C2: 2368 (Dark) - 3 balls

Version C
C1: 2392 - 2 balls
C2: 2366 - 3 balls

Version D
C1: 2390 - 2 balls
C2: 2366 - 3 balls

Version E
C1: 2391 - 2 balls
C2: 2392 - 3 balls

Needles & Notions

  • addi® US 4 (3.50mm) 24” (60cm) long circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge.

  • Size US F (4.00 mm) crochet hook

  • 24 Locking-ring stitch markers or safety pins

  • About 8 yards of plain, light colored (ideally white or pale cream) worsted- weight scrap yarn

  • Measuring tape

  • Tapestry needle

  • Scissors

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