Designed by A. Karen Alfke.

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How do you make a girl into a goddess? Just add a string.

In Greek mythology, Ariadne used a ball of string to show Theseus the way out of the Minotaur's maze. Modern knitters know the power of string – especially when it is a luxurious combination of wool and bamboo!

Here, we reunite some of our favorite elements – Woodbu, ribbing, and an angled front – and recombine them in a center-out construction in which lines of 1x1 ribbing at the neckline emerge into K3, P1 and then disappear again down to the top of the sleeve. It's a fascinating journey of merging and emerging. Where will it lead you?

Colorways shown: Pining 4 Ewe


  • 2 (3, 3, 4) skeins Blue Moon Fiber Arts® Woobu
  • US Size 4 (3.5mm) 24" (60cm) or longer circular needles, or size to obtain gauge
  • Two additional 24" (60cm) or longer circular needles, in a size smaller than needle used to obtain gauge (for back and side seams)
  • Two double-pointed needles in size used to obtain gauge, for I-cord button loop
  • Waste yarn for provisional cast-on and to hold sts.
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle
  • 1 large button

Gauge: 22 sts and 32 rows = 4" (10cm) over K3, P1 Rib after blocking

Sizes: Women's size small (medium, large, extra large). Sample size shown is size small.

Finished Measurements:
17 (19, 23, 25)" [43 (48, 58, 63)cm] back width at underarm
22.25" (22.25, 24.5, 24.5)" [56.5 (56.5, 62, 62)cm] length from shoulder to hem
20" [51cm] sleeve length to underarm

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