Saturday, January 8, 2011

Knit Circus Winter 2010 - Treccia - by Susanna IC

Designed by Susanna IC
Published in Knit Circus - Winter 2010

Knit in Baby Alpaca Chunky (100% Baby Alpaca - 108 yds/100 g) - 7 skeins

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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