I’ve done my bit. In an insane effort to bring about some warm weather (we’re have a low of 45F tonight, brrr), I’ve finished Caulking because Opus and I sincerely believe that publishing a Fall/ Winter pattern will make the weather change. This theory only works if you subscribe to the “bring an umbrella to prevent rain” doctrine, but I’m willing to try anything at this point.
So, here it is! Caulking. So named (by Opus) for it’s primary function of protecting you against the elements – or, rather, your neck and upper torso. Secondary function? It just looks cool.
Worn under a coat, it’ll un-expose your neck and collar-bone area…
Knit from the bottom up, the piece is steadily increased in pattern and buttoned in the back.
I’ve posted it on ravelry, but haven’t had a chance to add it to the RCK website yet. Sorry. I’ll get to that this weekend, honest – around the same time I finish up Rhea Silvia for my tech editor.
Here are the specs, in case you, too, are freezing right now:
- 24 sts & 28 rnds = 4”/ 10 cm in Stockinette st
- Approximately 175 y/ 160 m sport weight yarn. Sample shown: Tactile: Fiber Arts Studio (225 yd/ 206 m per 3.5 oz/ 100g skein), in “Beach”
- Two 1/2”/ 1.25mm buttons
- Tapestry needle
- One 24-inch/ 61 cm US 3 / 3.25mm circular needle
- 18”/ 45.75 cm circumference, buttoned up
- 18.5”/ 47 cm wide x 13.5”/ 34.25 cm from point to collar, laid flat
Now, let’s see some HEAT!*
*This is not to say that I don’t love this pattern and am not proud of it. I am. A lot. I’m also really, really cold and tired of wearing winter clothes in May.