Friday, November 7, 2014

Patternum Novum: Adama

Happy Friday, everyone! I'm very excited to share this new pattern with you all. Last February, I released Starshower, a lacey shawl-cowl hybrid done in fingering weight yarn. It remains one of my favorite knits to date, but since then I've been dreaming of something similar, but in heavier weight yarn. Something a little more substantial with large-scale lace that could be whipped up in a weekend. I've thought about it pretty much all year. And finally, just before little Elin was born, I nailed down the exact combination of lace and yarn I was looking for, and Adama came to be.

Adama - $5 via Ravelry (no account required)

Named for the Latin word for diamond (as well as, yes, the captain of Battlestar Galactica), it is shaped as a shawl, but the second half is worked in the round to create the illusion of a semi-circular shawl worn wrapped around the neck without ends to worry about tying. The majority of the cowl is done in a simple diamond lace pattern, with bands of Stockinette and Garter stitch breaking things up. Using gorgeous Plucky Knitter Scholar, a worsted weight wool-cashmere blend, on large needles gives this cowl a cozy, rustic appearance and cuts the knitting time to practically nothing.

The specs...

Finished measurements: 22.5” / 57 cm circumference at top opening; 18” / 45.5 cm height at center front; 9”/ 23 cm height at back

Yarn: The Plucky Knitter Scholar (75% Merino, 25% Cashmere; 255 yds/ 233 m per 115g); 2 skeins in Flannel; Or 300 yds/ 275 m of a worsted weight yarn

Needles: US 9 (4 mm) circular needle, 16-24”/ 40-60 cm long

Gauge: 15 sts & 20 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in Rustic Diamond Lace pattern; 15 sts & 22 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in Stockinette St

For more information on Adama, you can check it out on Ravelry here.  And if you'd like to knit along with others and/or share photos, come join the Adama discussion in my Ravelry group, The Yarniad's Symposium.


Julie said...

gorgeous! I have the Starshower pattern and will definitely be knitting it at some point, but I love this worsted weight version even more! Looks like the fastest knit- hellooo christmas gifts....

April Klich said...

Lovely cowl. This might be a good match for a few skeins of handspun that have been on the shelf for too long.

airali said...

Lovely motif! Great cowl! :)