Nihal is a majestic knit that requires patience and attention, but pays off with an elegant and precious result. Entirely worked in a twist stitch pattern that rhythms the work and reaches its apex in the final section, it is a minimalist and refined, but easy to wear accessory. Also thanks to its elongated shape and considerable size.
It is worked sideways from the tip to the bottom edge in a single piece, and finished with an I-cord edge worked at the same time and used for binding off.
Measurement after blocking: 200 cm / 78.75” wingspan x 66 cm / 26” depth.
Gauge: 22 sts x 27 rows = 10 cm / 4” in 1x3 twist rib pattern (as described in Section 1) using 3.5 mm (US 4) needles.
Yarn: 1100 metres / 1200 yards (3 skeins of 366 metres / 400 yards each) of fingering yarn.
Please consider that almost the full skeins have been used up to knit the sample.
Yarn used for the sample: Positive Ease Merino Single, 100% Merino Superwash, 366 metres (400 yards) /100 gr, color Habitat.
Needles: 60 cm / 24” circular needle size 3.5 mm (US 4) or straight needles; same size cable needle (optional, the crossed stitches can be easily worked without cable needle, see notes for help).
Notions: markers (optional), tapestry needle