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karyai classical beauty meets modern forms

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karyai Shawl

Named for the feminine forms adorning Greek architecture, Karyai brings to mind the grace and beauty imbued by f inishing touches. All the romance of stepping under hand-hewn marble arches and hearing footsteps echo off of master craftsmen’s work is captured in the sweeping drape and tidy lines of this cozy shawl. Worked from the top down to a semicircle, Karyai is warm, wearable, and distinctive. YARN

Outlaw Yarn Bohemia (45% Polwarth / 45% Alpaca / 10% Possum fibre, 182 yd / 166 m, 50 grams / 1.76 ounces), sport weight. 3 skeins color A, 1 skein color B. Sample shown in A: Keepsake 320 yd / 310 m; and B: Prose 143 yd / 131 m.

NEEDLES

US size 6 / 4 mm circular needle, min. 32" / 80 cm, or size to obtain gauge

FINISHED SIZE

16" / 41 cm center back, 50" / 127 cm wingspan


relics Scarf

The perfect travel companion to the Relics Bonnet, this clever scarf is ready to f ight the wind during your grand adventuring. A pull-though keyhole and built-in pleats make this charming scarf easy to wear gracefully. Cozy yarn and a fun contrast color have room to shine with the perfect simplicity of stockinette stitch and smartly placed patterning. YARN

Outlaw Yarn Bohemia (45% Polwarth / 45% Alpaca / 10% Possum fibre, 182 yd / 166 m, 50 grams / 1.76 ounces), sport weight. 2 skeins color A, 1 skein color B. Sample shown in A: Londontown 290 yd / 265 m; and B: Fog 55 yd / 51 m.

NEEDLES

US size 5 / 3.75 mm needles, or size to obtain gauge 2 DPNs as additional needles to facilitate the pleats

FINISHED SIZE

10.5" / 27 cm at widest point, 4.5" / 11.5 cm at loop, 39" / 99 cm approx. length


Bonnet

relics Perfect for the scrambling and climbing it takes to get to the good views, this bonnet will stay put even on the windiest of days. Whether you prefer your ancient buildings surrounded by pigeons and world-class coffee or being slowly reclaimed by the natural world, explore them from under this cute hat. A fun shape is enlivened by a sweet border of mosaic stitches that add lovely contrast with little fuss. YARN

Outlaw Yarn Bohemia (45% Polwarth / 45% Alpaca / 10% Possum fibre, 182 yd / 166 m, 50 grams / 1.76 ounces), sport weight. 1 skein each colors A and B. Sample shown in A: Prose 130 yd / 119 m; and B: Fog 30 yd / 28 m.

NEEDLES

US size 4 / 3.25 mm circular needle, 24" / 60 cm, or size to obtain gauge; and same size DPNs (or needles for preferred method of working in small circumference)

FINISHED SIZE

21" / 53.5 cm front band, 9" / 23 cm approximate length


Shawl

Astragal Named for a beautiful feature of classical architecture, Astragal brings to mind the fluidity the Old Masters. From solid marble came form, strength, and beauty; here interpreted as geometric keys bounding the sweeping drape and tidy lines of this cozy shawl together. Shaped gradually as an asymmetrical shawl, Astragal is worked from end to end, allowing you to customize your knitting and create your own masterpiece. YARN

Outlaw Yarn Bohemia (45% Polwarth / 45% Alpaca / 10% Possum fibre, 182 yd / 166 m, 50 grams / 1.76 ounces), sport weight. 3 skeins color A, 1 skein color B, 1 skein color C. Sample shown in A: Fog 425 yd / 390 m; B: Arsenic 120 yd / 110 m; and C: Prose 120 yd / 110 m.

NEEDLES

US size 5 / 3.75 mm circular needle, min. 32" / 80 cm, or size to obtain gauge

FINISHED SIZE

65" / 165 cm wingspan, 18" / 46 cm deep


cornice Cowl

This cowl is deep and cozy, with lovely lines of contrasting color and pert garter ridges to give it both comfort and beauty. The Cornice Cowl works up quickly and gracefully, with a fun detail of mosaic stitches that keep the knitting interesting and draw the eye. YARN

Outlaw Yarn Bohemia (45% Polwarth / 45% Alpaca / 10% Possum fibre, 182 yd / 166 m, 50 grams / 1.76 ounces), sport weight. 1 skein each colors A and B. Sample shown in A: Londontown 120 yd / 110 m; and B: Prose 140 yd / 128 m.

NEEDLES

US size 5 / 3.75 mm circular needle, 16" / 40 cm, or size to obtain gauge

FINISHED SIZE

24" / 61 cm circumference at CO 20"/ 51 cm circumference at BO 8" / 20 cm approximate height


sima Cloche

Cloches are particularly sweet hats, framing short do's and pushing longer tresses forward. The Sima Cloche pairs cleverly structured slipped stitches with short row construction to create an upturned decorative rim. The mosaic pattern is worked with only one color at a time, a deceptively simple technique with classical appeal. YARN

Outlaw Yarn Bohemia (45% Polwarth / 45% Alpaca / 10% Possum fibre, 182 yd / 166 m, 50 grams / 1.76 ounces), sport weight. 1 skein each colors A and B. Sample shown in A: Keepsake 138 (150) yd / 126 (137) m; and B: Fog 65 (65) yd / 60 (60) m.

NEEDLES

US size 4 / 3.25 mm DPNs (or needle for preferred method of working in small circumference)

FINISHED SIZE

22 (23他)" / 56 (60) cm circumference, 8" / 20.5 cm approximate length


SPANDREL Shawl

The triangular spaces above arches are spandrels, and this shawl wraps around your shoulders, f itting perfectly to your body like a spandrel f its into an arch. Tidy columns of garter stripes commence at the tiniest tip and grow quickly into a generously-sized wrap with bands of mosaic stitches that bring to mind the master work of past centuries’ hand crafters. YARN

Outlaw Yarn Bohemia (45% Polwarth / 45% Alpaca / 10% Possum fibre, 182 yd / 166 m, 50 grams / 1.76 ounces), sport weight. 2 skeins each colors A and B. Sample shown in A: Fog 345 yd / 315 m; and B: Arsenic 345 yd / 315 m.

NEEDLES

US size 5 / 3.75 mm circular needle, min. 32" / 80 cm, or size to obtain gauge

FINISHED SIZE

50" / 127 cm wingspan, 24" / 61 cm deep


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imbrex Mitts

Named after the overlapping roof tiles used in ancient Greek and Roman architecture, the Imbrex Mitts are the f inal touch atop your heavy base layer. These go nicely with silk longies and endless mugs of steaming tea. Put them on for early morning walks with your pampered pup and don’t bother taking them off until you see crocuses. Worked up quickly with a lovely mosaic stitch that’s a breeze to master, these mitts are a pleasure to knit and wear. YARN

Outlaw Yarn Bohemia (45% Polwarth / 45% Alpaca / 10% Possum fibre, 182 yd / 166 m, 50 grams / 1.76 ounces), sport weight. 1 skein each colors A and B. Sample shown in A: Fog 75 (92) yd / 69 (84) m; and B: Prose 60 (66) yd / 55 (60) m.

NEEDLES

US size 4 / 3.5 mm DPNs, or size to obtain gauge; Needles one size larger for CO only

FINISHED SIZE

6 (7)" / 15 (18) cm palm circumference above thumb, to fit palm up to 7½ (8½)" / 19 (21.5) cm, 8" / 20 cm approx. length both sizes


imbrex Boot Toppers

Sometimes your favourite knits are the littlest knits. These charming boot toppers will keep your feet on the ground and your f ires stoked when the chill f inds you from every possible direction. They will liven up dreary days with a bit of wooly color. The Imbrex Boot Toppers work up quickly in the round and play with a slipped stitch pattern, so you need only manage one strand at a time. YARN

Outlaw Yarn Bohemia (45% Polwarth / 45% Alpaca / 10% Possum fibre, 182 yd / 166 m, 50 grams / 1.76 ounces), sport weight. 1 skein each colors A and B. Sample shown in A: Arsenic 140 (155, 170, 186, 205) yds / 128 (142, 155, 170, 187) m; and B: Prose 50 (55, 65, 70, 75) yds / 46 (50, 59, 64, 69) m.

NEEDLES

US size 4 / 3.5 mm DPNs, or size to obtain gauge

FINISHED SIZE

11 (12, 13Ÿ, 14½, 16)" / 28 (30.5, 33.5, 37, 40.5) cm circumference 8" /20 cm approximate length


Karyai Shawl, page 10

Relics Scarf, page 14

Relics Bonnet, page 18

Astragal Shawl, page 22

Cornice Cowl, page 26

Sima Cloche, page 30

Spandrel Shawl, page 34

Imbrex Mitts, page 38

Imbrex Boot Toopers, page 42

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