I have loved this stitch pattern for ages. When worked in two colors it has the advantage of all the wraps being in the contrast color. The border pattern is a lace pattern inserted into a slip stitch pattern. Makes open work with a bit of bone structure, so to speak. Though there is quite a bit of stitch manipulation in these stitch patterns they are not acrobatic to work. Every row is worked with just one color at a time for knitting that looks more complicated than it really is. What knitter doesn’t like that?

Worked as a top down triangular shawl with increases at the center and edges the stitch pattern progresses greedily on the needles in a familiar shape that is always easy to wear.

Which colors would you pair for Allium?

• Yarn: The Fibre Company Meadow 40% merino, 25% baby llama, 20% silk + 15% linen 545 yds/100 gram skein in cornflower (MC), fennel (CC), 1 skein each.
• Gauge: 20 sts + 20 rows = 4″ in St st after blocking.
• Needle: 1 – 40″ US 7 (4.5 mm) circs.
• Finished Dimensions: 62″ wingspan x 32″ deep.

Buy the pattern here.


Photography by Amanda Stevenson Lupke


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