Recap of Åsa Tricosa’s Presentation to the Guild
Åsa Tricosa Söderman was the guest speaker at the April 6 meeting, zooming in from Denmark. She gave a lively explanation of her Ziggurat method of top down sweater design that features continuous movement in construction and has as few breaks in the yarn as possible. If one were to knit a sweater with a large enough cone of yarn, there could be as few as six ends to weave in after finishing the garment.
She demonstrated how these garments are made with a color-coded sample that clearly showed the steps she has developed. By casting on at the top, the knitter makes seams that give structure to the top down sweater, while also allowing for garment shaping below the shoulders. Åsa suggests choosing your size to fit your shoulder measurements, and her patterns include charts that help you choose the best size for you.
It was a special presentation that included some raffle prizes and a discount code for her patterns.
Find out more about Åsa and the ten-year celebration of her designs called Jubilæum on Vimeo at Jubilæum Welcome. She also has a Ravelry page here and her website can be found at asatricosa.com.
– Nancy Lerer, Programs
Screen shots from April’s Meeting – click on any photo to enlarge and start a slide show.