Zanie by Melissa Kemmerer

Zanie

Knitting
October 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in mosaic stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1480 - 2030 yards (1353 - 1856 m)
39 (43.5, 48, 51, 55.5)”/ 97.5 (109, 120, 127.5, 139)cm side to side.
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“Life take us to unexpected places sometimes. The future is never set in stone, remember that.”
-Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus

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

Entomology is the study of insects and is the inspiration behind the colorway collection used for Zanie. What better shape to celebrate insects than the cocoon? This generously sized shrug sweater will be your go-to when you want to curl up in something warm and cozy. It will easily fit over another sweater, your PJs, or pretty much anything already in your wardrobe. Be careful, though; you might just emerge as a butterfly! Choose bold, brilliant colors to continue our homage to the circus, or go with a more subtle, refined palette. A lovely light grey on dark grey speaks to Melissa’s grey-loving heart.

Sizes: 0 (1, 2, 3, 4).

See below for measurements; measure widthwise from forearm to forearm, with arms extended, where you want the sleeves to end. Shown in Size 1 on both models.

Needles: US 8/ 5.0mm or size to obtain gauge, 32”/80cm circular or longer; and US 6/ 4.0mm or 2 sizes smaller than gauge needle, 40”/100cm circular.

Gauge: 16 sts and 20 rows = 4”/10cm over mosaic stitch.

Yarn: worsted weight: 800 (875, 1050, 1200, 1300) yards/ 732 (800, 960, 1100, 1190) meters MC; 130 (150, 170, 190, 210) yards/ 119 (138, 156, 174, 192) meters CC1; 280 (300, 320, 340, 360) yards/ 256 (275, 293, 311, 330) meters CC2; 180 (200, 220, 240, 260) yards/ 165 (183, 202, 220, 238) meters CC3; 90 (100, 120, 140, 160) yards/ 83 (92, 110, 128, 147) meters CC4.

Notions: stitch marker, tapestry needle.

Sample knit in: Round Mountain Fibers Spruce Worsted (100% superwash Merino; 175 yards/100g) in Dark Gray (MC), Mantis Green (CC1), Leaf Hopper Blue (CC2), Caterpillar Purple (CC3), and Blue Cohosh (CC4).

Schematics:
A: 39 (43.5, 48, 51, 55.5)”/ 97.5 (109, 120, 127.5, 139)cm.
B: 16 (17, 18, 19, 20)”/ 40.5 (43, 45.5, 48, 51)cm.
C: 3.5”/ 9cm.
D: 12.5 (12.5, 12.5, 13.5, 12.5)”/ 32 (32, 32, 34,5, 32)cm.