Zida by Libby Jonson


August 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
875 yards (800 m)
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You’ll want to grab every spare moment to knit “just a couple more rows” when you cast on Zida.
The thrill of textured stitches and the magic of dancing colours will stay with you even as you drape your finished shawl around your neck and feel her mysterious power.
Zida is a dramatic, asymmetric triangle with strong lines. Her beautiful columns of colour are created with simple slipped stitches and her lace pattern is rhythmic & easy to memorise.
The stitches that create the deep, undulating welts are simple and fun to work.
Zida is an entertaining knit, ideal for experienced knitters and confident beginners.

Wingspan approx. 97”/246.5cm (blocked).
Depth approx. 21”/53.5cm (blocked).

21 sts/30 rows = 4”/10cm in garter stitch,
after blocking

Approx. 874yds/800m of Sikkim Hand-dyed 4-ply by Happy Go Knitty (fingering-weight 65% superwash Merino, 20% silk, 15% yak; 120g = 525yds/480m).

The sample used 2 skeins comprising 1 skein of “Extra Virgin Olive Oil” (colour A) and 1 skein of “Mysterious Mauve” (colour B).

Or approx 874yds/800m of fingering-weight yarn comprising 437yds/400m of colour A and 437yds/400m of colour B.

Size US6/4mm circular needles at least 24”/60cm long.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

2 balls (see: https://www.trulymyrtle.com/blog/all-the-balls)

As with all Truly Myrtle designs, the pattern has been professionally edited and test knitted.