Monday, October 6, 2014

Patternum Novum :: Dromos Wrap

In the summer of 2013, I knit a shawl. Like with Itineris, I started with one stitch, started shaping, and let the yarn take me where it wanted. But it totally didn't work because of the colors I'd used. I won't even show you. The blue was cool on its own, but with the pink I'd chosen it looked like some sort of strange baby blanket. So I put it on the shelf, gave it a time out, and told it to think about what it had done. Then, last winter, I noticed two skeins of Anzula Cloud hanging out together in my yarn basket and a lightbulb went on. I loved that shawl. I wanted that shawl. So why didn't I just re-knit it in some colors that actually worked?

And in grey and green, my favorites, I think it really does work. And now I can share Dromos with the rest of the world.

Dromos Wrap - $5 via Ravelry (no account required)


Dromos (Greek for road) is an asymmetrical rectangular wrap that (as I mentioned) starts out with one stitch, after which the knitter is taken on a journey of increases, decreases, and short rows to create a very interesting striped piece. The final shape is somewhat unusual, but in garter stitch and fingering weight yarn (on size 6 needles), the drapey fabric is easily manipulated to be worn however you'd like. I may be crazy, but I love it.

The specs...

Finished Measurements: 63”/ 160 cm long; 20”/ 51 cm at widest point

Yarn: Anzula Cloud (80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 575 yds/ 526 m per 114g); 1 skein each of Charcoal (A) and Avocado (C)
Anzula Dreamy (75% Merino, 15% Cashmere, 10% Silk; 385 yds/ 352 m per 115g); 1 skein of Au Natural (B)
Or, 3 colors of fingering weight yarn: 350 yds/ 320 m of A, 50 yds/ 46 m of B, and 525 yds/ 480 m of C

Needles: US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, at least 24”/ 60 cm long

Gauge: 22 stitches & 40 rows = 4"/ 10 cm in Garter Stitch

For more information about and photos of Dromos, you can check it out on Ravelry here. And, as always, please come chat about Dromos and share any in-progress or FO photos you might have in my Ravelry group.

1 comment:

Julie said...

that is SO beautiful, the colours look amazing together, I'm so glad you persevered!