Michele Wang designed Venta for us for the debut of Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in our custom color Susquehanna. We love Michele’s designs and knew we could count on her to create something special. So we sent her yarn and said, surprise us!
A few months later, here is Venta. A shrug with a soft, relaxed fit and a geometric lace motif that spans from cuff to cuff. Wear it over a dress or with a t-shirt and jeans. Venta is simple, chic, and easy-to-throw on for a day’s – or night’s – adventures!
Venta is knit in one piece. After blocking, the sides are seamed to create the sleeves, and stitches are picked up and knit for the hem. Sleeves are then picked up and knit around each sleeve for the cuff. Venta is written for two sizes, both of which are knit with 3 skeins of Tosh Sock.
Now through August 31, 2014, you’ll receive a complimentary copy of the Venta pattern with your purchase of 3 skeins of Tosh Sock yarn. It is also available for purchase by clicking here.
Approx 935 (1070) yds // 855 (979) m of Fingering Weight Yarn.
Sample knit in Madelinetosh Tosh Sock (100% Superwash Merino Wool – 395 yds // 384 m); Loop’s exclusive color: Susquehanna.
Wrist-to-wrist, “wingspan” after blocking 44.25 (53”) // 113 (135) cm.
Sample shown in size 53” // 135 cm on model with bust circumference of 34” // 86 cm and a height of 5’2” // 158 cm.
GAUGE (after blocking)
Lace & Stockinette – 22 sts & 35 rows = 4 inches // 10 cm
40″ or 48″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge.
Suggested needle size: US 4 // 3.5mm for Stockinette; US 5 // 3.75mm for Lace.
48″ circular needle and one set of needles for small circumference knitting in smaller size for ribbing:
Suggested needle size: US 3 // 3.25mm
TOOLS // NOTIONS
• Waste yarn
• Crochet hook, same size as gauge needle (for Provisional Cast-on)
• Stitch markers
• Tapestry needle
• Blocking tools – T-pins, blocking mat, blocking wires (optional)