Tamora’s Torc of Vengeance
TAMORA: Thus, in this strange and sad habiliment, / I will encounter with Andronicus, / And say I am Revenge, sent from below / To join with him and right his heinous wrongs (Titus Andronicus, Act V, Scene ii).
wanted to design a piece that, like Tamora, could shift shape. The superfine wool-stainless steel yarn seems both refined and barbaric, and fabric knit from it is shapeable and has memory, so you can twist it into various forms to suit your mood: ornament, disguise, or, in a pinch, a means of vengeance. Spoiler alert: it won’t be Tamora dishing out the revenge in the final scene.
Designer: Kathleen Rogers
One, but easily adjustable
Circumference: 24″ / 61cm
Width: 3″ / 7.5cm
Lion Brand LB Collection Wool
Stainless Steel (75% wool, 25% stainless steel; 273 yds / 244m per 14g ball); 1 ball
[Color A:] Raven #153; 1 cone
[Color B:] Dusty Blue #108; 1 cone
[Color A:] Cerise #114; 1 cone
[Color B:] Magenta #195; 1 cone
Or substitute Habu Wool Stainless Steel (75% wool, 25% stainless steel; 274 yds per 14g cone).
Gauge: 20 sts and 40 rnds = 4″ / 10cm in garter stitch, unstretched, with smaller needles