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Kuusikko

€5.00 Tax included

Design by Susanna Kaartinen

Description

Kuusikko is Finnish, and it means a grouping of spruce trees.

The cables represent the diagonal lines of branches and needles, and the bobbles mimic pinecones. Knits, purls and eyelets help define the shapes.
The ribbed bottom and wide stripes at the top part balance out the rich texture of the middle panel, while maintaining the rhythm of the vertical lines running through the shawl.
The tassels articulate all three corners to give the shawl the finishing touch.

SIZE

Sport weight shawl: 124 cm / 48.75” x 150 cm / 59''

Fingering weight shawl: 112 cm / 44” x 157 cm / 61.75''

YARN

Susanna has made two versions of this pattern: one in our pure carded merino yarn Ulysse for a warm, rustic and fluffy result; the other in our worsted spun yarn Albertine, a blend of organic Arles merino and silk, for a soft, slightly silky and more sophisticated result.

Sport weight shawl: 7 balls of De Rerum Natura Ulysse (100% Merinos d'Arles (France) /Black Merinos (Portugal) woolen spun wool, 185m / 202yds - 50g)
Photographed in colour: "poivre blanc"
Or 1295m of sport weight yarn.


Fingering weight shawl: 7 balls of De Rerum Natura Albertine (90% Organic Merinos d'Arles
wool, 10% Mulberry Silk, worsted spun, 200m / 219yds - 50g)
Photographed in colour: "badiane" and "cyprès"
Or 1400m of fingering weight yarn.

NEEDLES

120cm, or longer, circular needle.

Sport weight shawl:
4mm / US 6 or size required to get gauge.

Fingering weight shawl:
3.75mm / US 5 or size required to get gauge.

GAUGE

Sport weight shawl:
20 sts and 28 rows / 10 cm / 4” with 4mm / US6 needle in Wide Stripes Pattern.
Measured after blocking from a relaxed fabric.

Fingering weight shawl
23 sts and 31 rows / 10 cm / 4” with 3.75mm / US5 needle in Wide Stripes Pattern.
Measured after blocking from a relaxed fabric.

NOTIONS

14 (16) stitch markers, 3 distinguishable types:

• 2 x SMA (edges)

• 6 (7) x SMB (between repeats)

• 6 (7) x SMC (repeat centre).


Tapestry needle.
For making tassels: cardstock, pen, scissors.

PDF to download (one file in french, one file in english). 

Credits photos 2, 3 and 5 : Susanna Kaartinen