Abraxas Vertex II
by Åsa Tricosa
Jubilæum definition: Anniversary, Celebration, Jubilation, Rejoicing, Festivity
Abraxas Vertex II 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.
We used one of our favorite Aran weight yarns for this shawl - Rosy Green Wool – Big Merino Hug. Big Merino Hug is everything we love about its thinner sister (Cheeky Merino Joy) in a lovely, plump light aran/worsted weight. Like Cheeky Merino Joy, "Hug" is made from ultrasoft merino wool, guaranteed organic, fair, and good to the sheep. The wool is from Patagonia and is spun and dyed in England according to GOTS standard.
Given the large dimensions for the shawl – and with Åsa’s blessing - we asked our amazing sample knitter, Anita, knit a smaller size for us. This kit includes yarn for the smaller size shawl you see pictured here. Your kit will include the modifications for the smaller size. You must still purchase the original pattern to be able to knit this shawl since our modifications reference the original pattern and are NOT sufficient alone.
If you prefer to knit the original size, without modifications, please select the option above to add 2 extra skeins.
The Yarn: Big Merino Hug by Rosy Green Wool⎜Aran⎜100% Virgin Wool Organic Merino Extra Fine⎜175yds [160m]⎜100g:
For our kit we have narrowed the selection to 7 pairings, including some of Åsa’s favorite colors.
Set 1: Amethyst/Tea (sample)
Set 2: Night Sky/Arctic Sea
Set 3: Cornish Slate/Taupe
Set 4: Wild Orchid/Cream
Set 5: Carmel/Blackberry Sorbet
Set 6: Blackberry/Moss
Set 7: Verdigris/Haze
Your Kit includes the 5 skeins of yarn in your chosen Colors to make the smaller size. You must select the option to add 2 additional skeins to make the original version.
Your kit also includes simple modifications to the pattern to make the smaller size.
- 2 extra skeins: 1 skein each of your MC and CC Colors [+ $52]
Individual Pattern is available as an add-on: electronic download via Ravelry: [+ $8.00]
NEEDLES: ChiaoGoo Bamboo Circular Needles are one of Åsa’s favorites: [+ $7.50]
More Pattern Info:
- DIMENSIONS: Adjustable
- YARN REQUIREMENTS: Rosy Green Wool's Big Merino Hug⎜aran⎜100% Organic Merino⎜175yds [160m]⎜100g
- MC: 3 skeins
- CC: 2 skeins
- NEEDLES: US 8 (5.0 mm) circular needle, 32-40” (80-100cm); Cable Needle or DPN
- GAUGE (Blocked): 18 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches in hourglass pattern
If you would like to browse our complete Big Merino Hug offerings, click HERE.