Slip stitches are a brilliant and surprisingly simple technique for combining different yarns and colours into a knitted item.
While exploring ideas for this design, I came across some images of cross-stitched embroidery pieces and felt that the construction of these stitches could be ‘translated’ into knitting, to create an interesting and beautiful fabric.
This top-down semi-circular shawl uses elongated slipped stitches and cables to create an intricate pattern that is surprisingly easy to work. Only one colour is worked at a time. The shaping is created by the increases worked on the wrong side of the shawl.
Sample shown in Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk 4 Ply in he shades ‘Water Lily 005’ (MC) and ‘Piglet 001’ (CC).
744yds / 680 m fingering weight yarn (372yds/ 340 m each for MC and CC)
4mm / US6 Needle
Stitch markers (2)
Blocking wires / pins
28 sts x 48 rows = 4” / 10cm in G Stitch (before blocking)
28 sts x 24 rows = 4” / 10cm in G Stitch (after blocking)
One size: 59 x 21” / 150 x 53cm