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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Ionic

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • k2tog, k3tog, ssk, YO, make 1, provisional cast on, I-cord

Pattern Description:

The ancient Greeks were great builders of their time. The stately columns they designed to hold up walls and graceful archways came in three basic styles: Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian. The Doric columns were the stockiest, simplest of the columns, Corinthian the most slender and decorative, while Ionic was somewhere in between. Wears easily with either skirt or jeans. Last photo shows Ionic and Corinthian worn together.

Front and back are knit separately from the hem up from a provisional cast on. Body is worked in an attractive mock-rib stitch that is fun and easy to do. I-cord edgings, added after the sweater has been assembled, give the top a polished look. Coordinates with Corinthian, a cardigan, for a neat sweater set.

Model: Kollage Yarns Milky Whey in Blue Sky; size medium.

Stitch instructions: Charted and written.


24 sts and 26 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in Body sts, blocked.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 32, 36, 40 [44, 48, 52, 56] in; 81.3, 91.4, 101.6 [111.8, 121.9, 132.1, 142.2] cm.


  • Yarn: DK weight 700, 800, 900 [1000, 1125, 1250, 1275] yards.
  • Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm), or size required for gauge and US 6 (4 mm) for I-cord.
  • Crochet hooks: US E (3.5 mm), or size that matches or is slightly larger than the smaller needle size used, for provisional cast on.

You Will Also Need:

  • smooth waste yarn in a contrasting color
  • 4 sts markers.

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I have knit and crocheted, and done various forms of embroidery and needlepoint since early grammar school. Making things with bits of colored string is so integral to my being that the few times of ...

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