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TABULA RASA n e u t r a l s Justyna

Lorkowska


Patterns: Justyna Lorkowska Tech editing: Eleanor Dixon Copy editing: Eleanor Dixon Layout: Justyna Lorkowska, Marcin Lorkowski Illustrations: Karolina Nowicka Photography: Kinga & Marcin Malinowscy/Whiteberry whiteberry.com.pl Model: Justyna Lorkowska Location: Moose Restaurant, Toruń Yarn Support: Dragonfly Fibres, Martin's Lab, Ysolda Follow us: tabularasabooks.com letesknits.com raverly.com/groups/letes-knits instagram.com/letesknits facebook.com/letesknits Printed in Poland by Jumar Press For pattern corrections visit tabularasabooks.com/errata Š 2016. Copyright Lete's Knits and Jumar Press.


TABULA RASA. Neutrals is a creative adventure into the depths of my yarn stash, this time into the neutral abyss of whites and grays, with a few delicate speckles invited to play along. Each skein is a story waiting to be written, a tale to be told, a portrait to be sketched. And from such a blank slate arises this collection of accessories and wraps, each of which features a texture or a pattern stitch pleasing to the mind and to the eye, allowing the yarn to speak to the senses as it is transformed into its fulfilled destiny. Happy knitting, Justyna


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Sonay Yarn: TOFT Aran Wool

The harvest moon is past and the temperatures are dropping day by day. A shawl is just the thing to ward off the rapidly approaching chill. Something lovely. Something cushy. Something fast! Sonay knits up in a hurry in luscious chunky weight wool and combines the ease of garter stitch with the diversion of leafy lace, cleverly worked on the bias and beautifully framed with an eyelet edging.


Size

One size: approx. 200 cm/79” wide and 66 cm/26” long at center.

Yarn

4 balls of TOFT Aran Wool (100% wool; 110m/120y per 100g) or any other chunky weight yarn which gives you the correct gauge. Shown in colorways 11123 Silver (MC - 3 balls) and 10446 Cream (CC - 1 ball).

Needles

6.5 mm/US #10.5 circular needle (100 cm/40” long). 5.5 mm/US #9 circular needle (100 cm/40” long), or two sizes smaller than gauge needles.

Other

2 stitch markers, tapestry needle for weaving, blocking pins.

Gauge

10 sts and 20 rows = 10 cm/4” in Garter st measured flat after wet blocking. The gauge isn’t crucial on this project, but differences will affect the finished size as well as the required yardage.

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Dots and Lines Yarn: Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK

Doodle around with Dots and Lines, and a single skein of DK will be transformed into a warm, slouchy hat that’s fun to knit. The engaging pattern stitch features cluster-like dots staggered along long spines of rib. Let the rich texture speak for itself by using a solid or tonal yarn, and leave the top bare or punctuate it with a coordinating or contrasting pompom.


Size

One size: to fit 54-56 cm/21-22” circumference. Length from brim to top - about 22 cm/8.75”.

Yarn

1 skein of Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK: 100% merino, 200 m/219 yards per 115 grams. Shown in color Typewriter.

Needles

4.00 mm/US #6 circular needle (at least 40 cm/16” long) and dpns, or appropriate size to get gauge, 3.25 mm/US #3 circular needle (at least 40 cm/16” long) or dpns, or three sizes smaller than gauge needles. Other 1 stitch marker, tapestry needle for weaving.

Gauge

22 sts and 28 rounds in 10 cm/4” in pattern worked in the round with needle 4.0 mm/US #6. Take time to save time and check your gauge. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

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Soul Warmer Yarn: Martin's Lab Mini Bundle

Speckles of playful color on a wintry background of silvers and greys remind us that spring will come again. But while you’re waiting, this sampler-like cowl will engage your mind and senses as you experiment with colors and create a variety of textures. So fun to knit, you’ll be sorry to see it end... until you put it on and let it warm you deep within.


Size

One size: approx. 60 cm/24� circumference and 43 cm/17� high.

Yarn

1 set of Martin's Lab Mini Bundle (100% merino; 6 x 73m/80y per 20g) or any other fingering weight yarn in six colors, which gives you the correct gauge. Shown in colorway Number One: Snow Illusion (CC1), Tabby (CC2), Fairy Dust (CC3), Silver Lining (CC4), Candy Sparrow (CC5), Ash (CC6).

Needles

3.75 mm/US #5 circular needle (40 cm/16" long). 3.5 mm/US #4 circular needle (40 cm/16" long) or dpns, or one size smaller than gauge needles. 3.25 mm/US #3 circular needle (40 cm/16" long) or dpns, or two sizes smaller than gauge needles.

Other

stitch markers, tapestry needle for weaving, blocking pins.

Gauge

26 sts and 36 rnds = 10 cm/4" in St st worked in the rnd with the largest needle (after wet blocking). Note: Pattern is designed to use every last bit of each mini skein; if you do not meet the gauge, you may want to have an extra Mini Bundle on hand just in case you run short.

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Baileys Yarn: The Fibre Co. Arranmore

These mitts will warm both your heart and your hands. The luxurious wool blend knit up in form-fitting rib caresses the skin, while a cable and bobble motif graces the back of the hand. Ordinary thumb increases worked in a not-so-ordinary place create pleasing lines and make these mitts uniquely special.

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Size

One size: to fit medium size adult hands. Finished palm circumference: 19 cm/7.75” Length: 22 cm/8.75”.

Yarn

1 skein of Arranmore by The Fibre Co. (80% wool, 10% silk, 10% cashmere; 160m/175y per 100g) or any other aran weight yarn which gives you the correct gauge. Shown in colorway St. Claire.

Needles

3.75 mm/US #5 circular needle (40 cm/16” long) or dpns. 3.5 mm/US #4 circular needle (40 cm/16” long) or dpns, or one size smaller than gauge needles.

Other

3 stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle for weaving.

Gauge

22 sts and 28 rnds = 10 cm/4” in 1x1 Rib worked in the rnd, after wet blocking, unstretched. Take time to save time - check your gauge. If necessary, adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge.

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Eddy

Yarn: Dragonfly Fibers Valkyrie

Simple cables meander then swirl their way toward the vortex of this classic beanie with eye-catching appeal. A soft tonal wool provides the perfect background as you paint with stitches, zigging and zagging your way from brim to crown.


Size

One size: to fit 54-56 cm/21-22" circumference. Length from brim to top - about 22 cm/8.75".

Yarn

1 skein of Dragonfly Fibers Valkyrie: 100% merino, 183 m/200 yards per 115 grams. Shown in colorway Silver Fox.

Needles

4.50 mm/US #7 circular needle (at least 40 cm/16" long) and dpns, or appropriate size to get gauge, 3.5 mm/US #4 circular needle (at least 40 cm/16" long) or dpns, or three sizes smaller than gauge needles.

Other

1 stitch marker, cable needle, tapestry needle for weaving.

Gauge

18 sts and 26 rounds in 10 cm/4" in pattern worked in the round with needle 4.5 mm/US #7. Take time to save time and check your gauge. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

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Iseult

Yarn: Ysolda Blend no.1

You'll fall hopelessly in love with this generously sized mesh shawl featuring a broad knitted-on border with delicate eyelet edging. The velvety wool blend in a natural shade sets the stage for the horizontal lace panel of subtle interlocking hearts flanked by unbroken chains of twisted rib cables. Wrap yourself in forever love.


Size

One size: approx. 185 cm/73” wide and 62.5 cm/24.5” long at center.

Yarn

3 skeins of YSOLDA Blend no. 1 (100% blended wool; 315m/344y per 100g) or any other sport weight yarn, which gives you the correct gauge. Shown in colorway Undyed.

Needles

4.0 mm/US #6 circular needle (100 cm/40" long).

Other

2 stitch markers, 1 interlocking stitch marker, tapestry needle for weaving, blocking pins.

Gauge

5 eyelets wide and 7 eyelets high = 10 cm/4" in Grand Eyelet pattern measured flat after wet blocking. The gauge isn’t crucial on this project, but differences will affect the finished size as well as the required yardage.

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About the Designer

Justyna is a former teacher and a knitwear fanatic. She learned her first stitches from her mom when she was a teenager, but she gave up knitting quickly afterwards. Having her first baby brought back her passion with great impact and this time she also started designing knitwear for adults and children. She lives in Poland and designs knitwear that she would gladly find in her closet: flattering, versatile and seamless.


Thank you

Marcin, for the strength you give me and your belief in everything I do. Eleanor, for your friendship, warmth and scrutiny. Kinga and Marcin, for your vision, insight and motivation. Karolina, for sharing your talent. All my fabulous testers, for your free needles. You are the best! Moose Restaurant, for allowing us to shoot the knitwear in such a gorgeous location. And last but not least, thank you, fellow knitter, for your support. This book has been created for you. Happy knitting!


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Tabula Rasa. Neutrals  

A collection of knitting patterns by Justyna Lorkowska

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A collection of knitting patterns by Justyna Lorkowska

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