This is the first pattern I worked on for the Point/Counterpoint collection. Mary and I had emailed back and forth to find yarn choices for each of the sets that we could both easily get our hands on and were confident in. When I saw that Cascade had brought out a new and fantastic gradient sock yarn, I knew that I wanted to design with it.
We went with a blue palette for the collection, and the bright greens and blues of the Tropical colourway reminded me of skies and grassy expanses. Unsurprisingly to anyone who knows me, I leapt on the chance to design a 2-colour shawl that explored some stitch patterns that evoked natural landscapes.
It’s a simple shawl with a lot of impact. Each row only uses one colour to make things easy. Enjoy using one of your own treasured gradient yarns as the main colour and letting the contrast colour paint a picture of snowy skies and mountains. Kino Knits designed the Rainy Season Mitts to coordinate and I’ll talk a bit about them tomorrow.
One Size: 17” / 43cm deep and 51.5” / 131cm wingspan
Approximate Yardage: (with a 15% buffer)
Colour A: 437 yd. / 400m
Colour B: 300 yd. / 263m
Colour A – 1 skein Cascade Heritage Wave , colour shown 508 Tropical
Colour B – 1 skein Cascade Heritage Silk , colour shown 5682 White
• garter tab cast on (see tips here)
• knit and purl
• slipping sts