A classic fingering weight yarn with fabulous drape & shine for one of your yarns. Feel free to use 2 different bases of yarn to add interest and texture.
This pattern is published in 52 Weeks of Shawls by Laine Publishing.
The large rectangular Stairway wrap is filled with fun techniques. The shawl is knitted sideways in two-color brioche and garter stitch, and the stairway pattern is created by switching between the two textures. The border is knit as a folded hem on the short sides and double-knit selvedge on the long sides. The two-colour design is reversible, with the lighter colour dominating the front and the darker colour dominating the back.
Length: 71” / 180 cm.
Width: 22” / 56 cm.
Yarn: Approx. 1600 yds / 1464 m of fingering weight yarn; 800 yds / 732 m of each colour.
Needles: US 4 / 3.5 mm 32” / 80 cm circular needles and an extra set of circular needles one size smaller (for folded border and 3-needle BO).
Notions: Crochet hook & waste yarn for Provisional Cast-On, tapestry needle.
20 sts x 44 rows to 4” / 10 cm in Garter St, after blocking.
20 sts x 22 rows to 4” / 10 cm in Brioche St, after blocking.
If in doubt, knit at a slightly tighter gauge.