Modeled by Josephine Ankarah, who is 5 ft 7 in/170 cm tall.
Shibui Knits Cima: 4 skeins (shown in Cove) AND
Shibui Knits Lunar: 3 skeins (shown in Fjord)
1065 yds/974 m each of 2 laceweight yarns in similar colours and contrasting textures
US4/3.5 mm or size needed for correct gauge (Exact gauge is not essential, though differences in gauge will affect size and yarn requirements.)
1 stitch marker, yarn needle, blocking wires (optional, though helpful for blocking)
About the yarns
Shibui Cima is a high twist, laceweight yarn in superbaby alpaca and fine merino wool. Cima’s fibre content gives this yarn a lovely softness and drape, while its high twist keeps the alpaca from shedding or forming too much of a halo. The high twist and the 30% superfine merino also give the fabric some memory, so it won’t lose its shape. This yarn’s matte appearance contrasts nicely with Lunar’s sheen.
Shibui Lunar is a laceweight yarn made up of 3 plies of 60/40 merino/silk. The high percentage of mulberry silk in this yarn gives it a wonderful sheen and depth of colour, as well as a beautiful drape, while the merino gives memory to the fabric.
If substituting yarns, choose laceweight to light fingering weight yarns with different textures and subtly different colours that give you a fabric you like. You will need approximately 1065 yds/974m of each yarn, or a combined total of 2130 yds/1948m if you wish to use several different yarns.
Photos © Gale Zucker.