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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Altisidora
Altisidora Altisidora

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • sl1 pwise wyib (slip 1 purlwise with yarn in back)
  • m1 (make one)
  • pick up and knit

Pattern Description:

Designed by Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton for the Poems family of yarns, this pattern is also part of Poems Book 4: Windfall, also available for download on Craftsy.

Altisidora can be worked entirely on a circular needle if preferred.

Each square is worked in two parts: the inner part which is 20 sts wide except at the corners and the outer part which is worked in the opposite direction around the inner part.

It is very important to make sure that your gauge is correct or the pieces will not fit together properly.


20 sts x 40 rows = 4"/10 cm in Garter st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Width: ca 32" / 81.5 cm
  • Length: ca 48" / 122 cm


  • 6 balls of Wisdom Yarns Poems (100% wool; 109 yds/100 m, 1.75 oz/50 g) in colorway Sunset Drive #594 (MC)
  • 8 balls of Wisdom Yarns Poems (100% wool; 109 yds/100 m, 1.75 oz/50 g) in colorway Peacock #587 (CC)

You Will Also Need:

  • Needles: US Size 6 (4 mm) straight and circular or size to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

1528 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn: