I have joked recently that I should start a group for people as addicted to chevrons as I am called Chevron Annon. It’s catchy, no?
Since there is no remedy for my obsession I cast on another chevron shawl. This time I was grappling with edgings. I have a love/hate/love relationship with knitted edgings. They must be considered – but how? I also love the challenge of the edges. This is to say that while I love a chevron, I still love a rectangle. And if worked in pattern most chevrons make points or curves. Lovely but not what I was looking for here. Instead I filled in the corners of the chevron with garter stitch triangles so that they themselves made the edging. The edges make the edging! Along the long sides I worked the whole first/last half of the repeat in garter stitch instead tacking on extra stitches as an edging.
While I love the even stripes of Aster, Ladyslipper and Bergamot I would love to see Cepa knit in whimsically uneven non repeating stripes, or low volume subtle stripes, or neutrals and one super bright contrast. I could go on (and on).
How would you stripe Cepa?
•Yarn: The Fibre Company Meadow 40% merino, 25% baby llama, 20% silk + 15% linen 545 yds/100 gram skein in aster (MC), ladyslipper (CC1), bergamot (CC2), 1 skein each.
•Gauge: 23 sts + 30 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in St st after blocking.
•Needle: 1 – 40″ US 7 (4.5 mm) circs.
•Finished Dimensions: 23″ wide x 68″ long.
Buy the pattern here.
Photography by Amanda Stevenson Lupke