• Ancamna (ahn-kam-nah) is a water goddess from continental Celtic mythology, known from inscriptions in the Moselle valley, near the German city of Trier, northeast of Luxembourg. As both the color and the fluidity of the lines created by the different stitch patterns remind me of water, naming this design Ancamna seemed fitting.

    Tunic can be worn equally well over a dress or pants. The lower hem is wide for ease of wearing, and to give it a fun little swing. The cable and lace stitch in the skirt morphs into a simple cable stitch for the bodice.

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  • Materials

    • Yarn: DK weight yarn: 802, 872 [958, 1069, 1200] yards.
    • Model: Debbie Bliss Prima in Denim in second smallest size.
    • Gauge: 19 sts and 27 rows to 4 inches in pattern stitch, blocked.
    • Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) for gauge, and US 4 (3.5 mm) for bands.
    • Finished size: 32.5, 35.5 [39, 42, 47].
    • Stitch instructions: Charted and written.

This sweater design was originally published in Love of Knitting, Spring 2010 under the name Denim Lace Tunic. When I prepared it for self-publishing I renamed the pattern Ancamna, which was its original name on submission, and had it tech edited. Later on my dear friend, Rachel, agreed to pose for me. Thank you, Rachel!