Roman Blocks by Kaffe Fassett

Roman Blocks

Knitting
January 1996
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in patterened stockinette stitch, yarns doubled
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
5232 yards (4784 m)
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SUMMARY: Roman Blocks is a one-size, v-neck, shawl collared, straight, low-hip length cardigan sweater with side seam pockets and long, indented, drop shoulder sleeves, worked in an Intarsia block pattern. The collar and button bands are worked separately and attached to the garment in the finishing stages. The pocket edgings and linings are picked-up from the body and knit on.

All yarns are used double throughout the design. There are 21 colours employed in the design (A – Z) and 3 types of yarn – Rowan Lambswool Donegal Tweed (DLT), Kid Silk (KS) and Light Weight D.K. (LDK).

SIZES: One size.

TO FIT BUST: 54” / 138 cm.

YARN REQUIREMENTS: Fingering-weight or 4-ply yarn - DLT - 4216 yds / 3842 m / 34 skeins, DK weight or 8-ply yarn – KS – 876 yds / 804 m / 12 skeins and LDK – 140 yds / 128 cm / 2 skeins.

SHOWN IN: Rowan Lambswool Donegal Tweed, A - #459 Mulberry, B - #470 Nutmeg, C - #453 Violet, D - #490 Elderberry, E - #483 Pickle, F - #463 Mayfly, H - #484 Bramble, J - #491 Black, N - #479 Cinnamon, P - #475 Bark, R - #462 Dried Rose, U - #480 Roseberry, X - #471 Sedge, Y - #487 Marble and Z - #468 Storm.

Rowan Kid Silk, G - #996 Potpourri, L - #994 G. Brown, M - #993 Cranberry, T - #998 Smoke and V - # 992 Garnet.

Rowan Light Weight D.K., W - #603 Ginger.

CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES: picking up stitches to knit on, increasing and decreasing in knitting, slip stitch and back stitch or mattress stitch seaming.

NOTIONS: seven buttons.

Neither the Pattern book nor yarns are available in the trade but can sometimes be located through online selling/trading sites.