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Abraxas Vertex I Shawl Kit

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    Abraxas Vertex is knitted from tip to wide border to make an asymmetric triangle – growing little by little, two steps forward, one step back.

    A simple cable pattern lends an intuitive rhythm to the knitting and makes for a nicely, squishy texture. A contrasting border in mistake rib is knitted along with the body and this rib also completes the shawl in a generous final border.

    Every row is written out. There are also separate instructions for knitting from entirely from charts.

    The pattern! We can include a PDF pattern with your Shawl Kit, or you can purchase it here as a stand-alone pattern, or as part of The Jubilæum Collection ebook on Ravelry. The eBook contains 8 new + 4 reimagined classics! 

    We have chosen our favourite combos of stunning Balayage!

    Kit Includes:
    MC x 5 balls of Balayage – 875 m (960 yds)
    CC x 2 balls of Balayage – 350 m (380 yds)

    You will also need:
    3.5mm (US 5) 80-100cm (28-40") circular knitting needle

    255 cm (100”) along the long edge
    100 cm (39.5”) along the short edge

    GAUGE (blocked): 20 sts x 24 rows  = 10cm (4") on 5mm (US 8) needles over hourglass pattern
    [Gauge is not critical, but note that yardage requirements may change if your gauge is different.]

  • Yarn Details:
    Balayage:80% Baby Alpaca, 20% Organic Extrafine Merino

    Yarn Yardage:
    175m (190yd) per 50g ball

    Yarn Included "Kit":

    5 x 50g balls in colour on left (MC); 
    2 x 50g balls in colour on right (CC)
    PDF Pattern is optional

  • About me

    I am a Swedish knitting designer who now lives in Germany with a Danish husband.
    I knit with abandon.
    I’ve knitted my way from Sweden to Germany via New York and Boston and Singapore, and Sussex.
    You will soon notice that my designs are mostly seamless and top down, and that I’m seriously attracted by clever solutions.

    The Ziggurat sweater is my signature. It’s a seamless, top down, contiguous or Simultaneous Set In sleeve method that I have developed and polished since my first Ziggurat saw the light in 2011. I’m still somewhat obsessed by it.

    Just a little bit later I cleared my desk of notebooks and scribblings about J.S. Mill and a turgidly slow-forming PhD dissertation – “knitting” appears exactly nowhere in his Collected Works. I’m sure you can see the problem.
    I’m a knitter, not an academic. I know there are academic knitters –  and knitting academics. I’m just not one of them.

    My other somewhat edged-out-of-the-way obsession is food. Good food. And crusty bread. Our house pet is a sourdough starter (which I happily share).

    By the way, Åsa (Ooh-sah or Awe-sah) rhymes with Tricosa in most or many languages. Söderman rhymes with not much at all.

    I hope you enjoy my designs!