Have you ever fallen in love with a stitch pattern? Me too! I have loved this stitch for a long, long time. Though it looks like complicated lace knitting – it’s not! The open work is created by using one needle 4 sizes larger than the other and simple stitch manipulation. If you can cast off you can work this stitch!

Not for the first time I longed for a set of interchangeable needles when I swatched this stitch pattern. Imagine not having to use different sized needles but instead just different sized tips on the same cord! Since I still have this stitch on the brain I might justify the purchase and cast on another!

What needles would you use to knit Shallot?

• Yarn: The Fibre Company Meadow 40% merino, 25% baby llama, 20% silk + 15% linen 545 yds/100 gram skein in larkspur, 2 skeins.
• Gauge: 24 sts + 16 rows = 4″ in Web + Pillar Stitch after blocking.
• Needle: 1 – 40″ US 15 (10mm) + 1 – 40″ US 9 (5.5mm) circs.
• Finished Dimensions: 15.75″ width x 72″ length.

Buy the pattern here.


Photography by Amanda Stevenson Lupke

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