Shibui Knits Cima (70% superbaby alpaca, 30% fine merino wool; 328 yds/300 m per 1.76 oz/50 g); 2 (3) skeins (shown in Dusk; yarn held double)
Shibui Knits Tweed Silk Cloud (65% silk, 35% kid mohair; 190 yds/174 m per .88 oz/25 g); 2 (2) skeins (shown in Dusk)
US4/3.5 mm 24 in/60c m circular needle or size needed for correct gauge
4 stitch markers (1 distinct one for end of rnd + 3 for short rows), yarn needle
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. If you are substituting for this yarn, look for a soft, laceweight (if holding double) or fingering to sport weight (if holding single) that gives you a slightly drapey fabric at the pattern’s gauge. You will need approximately 580 yds/530.5 m (970 yds/887 m) if using laceweight held double or 290 yds/265 m (485 yds/443.5 m) of heavier weight held single.
Shibui Tweed Silk Cloud is a 2 ply laceweight silk/kid mohair blend with tiny, silky neps. This yarn is slightly thicker than most kidsilk-type yarns, with a bit less halo. Like those yarns, though, it can be knit at a fairly loose gauge for its weight, as the mohair fills in the stitches, making a wonderfully soft, airy fabric with little to no memory. If substituting for this yarn, look for a soft, high-halo laceweight (there are some high-halo cashmere or alpaca yarns out now for those allergic to mohair) or a light fingering to sport weight with enough textural or colour contrast to show up against your other yarn. You will need approximately 260 yds/237.5 m (380 yds/347.5 m).
Note: Version 1 of this pattern—shown on here in the green Field colourway—was the shorter version only, worked in Shibui Knits Birch (100% extra fine merino; 262 yds/240m per 1.76 oz/50g) (now discontinued), and Shibui Knits Pebble (48% silk, 36% merino, 16% cashmere; 224 yards/205m per .88 oz/25 grams). It was worked with each yarn held single at the same stitch gauge of 25 sts to 4 in/10 cm, but at 36.5 rnds to 4 in/10 cm instead of 32 rnds.