Friday, December 5, 2014

Patternum Novum :: Appia

We all know I love a shawl-cowl hybrid. In February I released Starshower. And Luna Viridis. Then last month I did Adama. Thing is, I just can't get them out of my head. I love wearing them, and I love knitting them. And planning and designing them is even better. I keep thinking of new stitch patterns I want to experiment with, and new configurations. Even the math is fun -- each shawl-cowl requires a slightly different type of shaping depending on how its stitch pattern falls. So today, I'm releasing yet another one, Appia.

Appia - $5 via Ravelry (no account required)

Appia, named after the famous Roman road, is done in the Roman Stripe stitch pattern (which happens to be my favorite stitch pattern) and includes a pretty picot bind off at the end. The stitch pattern is simple to execute and is highly textured, which looks fantastic in pretty sock yarns. Appia comes in two sizes (the small is the green one and the large is the purple one), and both take less than a skein of sock yarn. I felt like the small took me absolutely no time at all (the large was quick, too) -- so there's probably still time to whip up a couple before a certain holiday coming up...

The specs...

Sizes/finished measurements: Small [Large] = 17.25”/ 44 cm [22”/ 56 cm]” circumference at top opening and 16”/ 40.5 cm [18”/ 45.5 cm] height at center

Yarn: 250 yds/ 225 m 375 yds/ 350 m of fingering weight yarn;
Shown in Madelinetosh Tosh Sock (100% Superwash Merino; 395 yds/ 361 m); 1 skein in Forestry (the green) and Fiber Story Fave Sock (100% Superwash Merino; 400 yds/ 365 m per 100 g); 1 skein in Tilly (the purple)

Needles: US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 16-24”/ 40-60 cm long

Gauge: 16 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in Roman Stripe and Garter Stitch

For more information on Appia, 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.


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! Just love your designs!

Julie said...

so beautiful!! I'e been loving your take on the shawl cowl hybrid.

Jodi said...

Oh, that's so pretty! Love that it's named after the Appian Way. Bonam Saturnaliam! Happy holidays to you and yours.