About the design: This design takes its name from a beautiful town in the south of Spain, Ronda, known for, amongst other things, for being the only place in Spain where the ”Goyescas” bullfights take place. I must say I am not in favor of this tradition, as I loathe animal abuse, but I can’t help but admit that I am greatly seduced by the aesthetics of the “trajes de luces”, the garments the wear for the “Goyescas”: garments that combine very contrasting colors and reclaim the aestethics expressed all over so many paintings by brilliant master of Spanish painting, Francisco de Goya; the color contrast in the buttonhole line, it visually reminds me of the well known and famous “madroño”, an essential accessory in any goyesca garment.
Samples shown in Malabrigo Mechita Cerezas (MC) and Malabrigo Mechita Eggplant (CC) for size L and Malabrigo Mechita Mandrágora for size S.
Approximately 420-650 yards (384 – 594 m) of fingering weight yarn for size L: 420 yards in MC (100g, 1 skein) and 210 yards in CC (50g, 0.5 skeins) and 650 yards for size S (150g, 1.5 skeins).
Needles: Suggested Needle Size: US 6 (4.0mm). One 32” (80cm) circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions: Locking Stitch Maker, Blunt Tapestry Needle. T-pins and Blocking Wires (optional).
Gauge: 30 stitches and 45 rows = 4 inches (10cm) in Garter Stitch
Skill Level: 2 out of 5