This top-down shawl is shaped with yarn overs for a long semi-circle shape. The first section uses the knit ‘n slide technique, a super easy trick that creates the illusion of 2 rows knit/2 rows purl texture, but you’re only knitting! The lacy border features a contrast color and giant yarn over wraps with Westknits shortcut rows to create the large scallops.
Sizes Small (Large)
Finished Measurements 86 (96)“ / 218 (244)cm wingspan length, 20 (24)” / 51 (61)cm from CO to BO. Measurements taken after blocking.
Yarn Fingering weight. Large size uses a lace weight mohair/silk for the border.
Yardage Small Size Color A (dark gray)- 430yds / 393m Color B (light gray) - 280 / 256m Color C (blue) - 200yds / 183m
Large Size Color A - 325yds / 297m Color B - 325 yds / 297m Color C (mohair) - 250yds / 229m Color D (border speckle) - 300yds / 274m
Needles 60” US 4 / 3.5mm circular
Notions Tapestry needle
Gauge 22 sts & 42 rows = 4” / 10cm in Knit ‘n Slide pattern
Pattern Notes Carry colors A & B along the edge while striping colors.
Knit ‘n Slide Each color is worked for 1 row in Section 1. First, knit the row with color A, then slide all the stitches to the other needle and work that same side with color B. Then turn and knit the other side with color A followed by knitting that side again with color B. Circular needles are necessary so the stitches slide to the other needle tip like a typewriter.
Colors A & B are used for 1-row stripes. The sample colors in the large speckled size (Night Ride & Oh Snap!) create a beautiful blended effect because they share similar colors. If you have 2 high contrast colors for A & B you will get a striped effect like the smaller gray sample.
Small Size (3 colors) Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn Color A - Graphite Color B - Crystal Color C - Budgie
Large Size (4 colors) Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn Color A - Night Ride Color B - Oh Snap! Color D - High Kick
Hedgehog Fibres Kidsilk Lace Color C - Highlighter