Treccia by Susanna IC


November 2010
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in mock rib, lightly blocked
US 10 - 6.0 mm
750 yards (686 m)
17" x 42"
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Treccia (Italian, meaning ‘twist’, ‘plait’, ‘braid’) is inspired by the luxurious fur wraps of a bygone era. Because the unusual shape allows the shawl to stay put, Treccia can be worn simply draped without tying or pinning. The wrap is generously sized and worked in a snuggly alpaca yarn, so it will keep the cold away even on the frostiest winter day.

Treccia combines textured mock rib stitches with architectural cables resulting in a project with plenty of visual interest. It is knitted with chunky yarn starting at the top of a five-segment wedge that forms the center of the shawl. Stitches are then picked up on each side of the wedge to form the elongated ends that decrease in width along the bottom edges.

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