Elegantia £4.75


The cabled braid in Elegantia echoes the wave of your wand while casting spells by the palace fountain in the gardens. 

A cabled braid forms the empire waist on this charming top,featuring a flared picot eging.

Elegantia is knit in the round from the bottom up with front pleats before flowing into the shapely braided waist. A zip fastening ensures the top is easy to put on. 

Elegantia is a pattern from Beautiful Knits for Beautiful Sticks book


To fit bust size: 81 (86, 91, 97, 102, 107, 112, 117, 122, 127, 132, 137) cm

32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54) in

Designed to be worn with 0 cm/in ease around the bust


Fingering weight yarn shown in:

baa ram ewe Titus: 50% Wensleydale Longwool, 20% Blue-Faced Leicester, 30% alpaca, 320 m (350 yds) in 100g, colour way Aire

880 (960, 1050, 1120, 1210, 1290, 1360, 1440, 1510, 1580, 1650, 1720) m

960 (1050, 1150, 1220, 1320, 1410, 1490, 1570, 1650, 1730, 1800, 1880) yds

Needles & Notions:

2.75 mm (US 2) needles for small and large diameter circular knitting (sleeves and body)

3 mm (US 2.5) needles for small and large diameter circular knitting (sleeves and body)

Spare 3 mm (US 2.5) needle for Three needle bind-off

6 stitch markers

Cable needle

56 cm (22 in) concealed zip

Waste yarn or 2 stitch holders

Tapestry and sewing needles


26 sts x 28 rows in 10 cm x 10 cm (4 in x 4 in) measured over St st on 3 mm needles

Skills required:

Knit and purl stitches

Increases and decreases

Knitting in the round

Cables from chart or written instructions

Zip insertion (tutorial here)

Pattern information:

Originally published September 2016.

Current version: Elegantia_v1.0.pdf

PDF file size: 1.1MB

Blog post with more information can be found here

Technical Editor: Gwen Wagner-Adair

Model: Suzi T

Photography: Joelle Trousdale


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