Elongated slip stitches create an interesting and delicate motif that gently increases as the shawl is knitted. Simple to work, only one colour is used at a time.
Cascadian is a semi-circular shawl with an increasing slip stitch motif, edging is garter st with yarn overs in matching pattern.
Sample shown in Rainbow Heirloom Twinkle Light in shades Peachy Keenand Apparition.
800 yds / 732 m Fingering weight yarn in two shades. (400 yds / 366 m per colour)
4 mm / US 6 needles
Stitch markers (7)
Blocking wires / pins
50 x 18 “ / 127 x 46 cm
18 sts x 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stocking st
Note that the rate of increases varies throughout the pattern. The initial sections (up to the end of band 2) follow a rate of 6 increases every 4 rows. For band 3 and following, the rate will vary. Stitch counts (plus yarn over counts) are given at the end of every row with increases.
For the initial sections, single yarn overs are used to create the slipped stitch pattern. In the later bands (band 3 onwards) the length required for the slipped stitches means that the yarn overs are worked by wrapping the yarn around the right needle multiple times. The number given directly after the yarn over instruction (i.e. yo2, yo3, etc.) indicates the number of wraps needed. Work these wraps loosely. The extra wraps are dropped on the following WS row, leaving just one (oversized) loop/stitch on the needle.
The yarn overs do not count towards stitch counts, row counts are given as follows (stitch total plus yarn over total). If the yarn overs are subsequently worked into the row (i.e. knitted in, or used as an increase), the stitch and yarn over totals at the end of the row are adjusted to reflect the new counts.