Knit 'n Slide

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  • This is a PDF knitting pattern.

    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