Aliter by Joan Forgione


June 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch (blocked)
US 8 - 5.0 mm
630 yards (576 m)
Wingspan: 54½ ” / 138.4cm Depth: 17½” / 44.5cm
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Aliter is a two-color, crescent shawl with a body of alternating sections of striped garter stitch and stockinette stitch and an edging of alternating reverse stockinette and stockinette stitch. Worked in a worsted weight yarn with short rows and a perpendicularly attached edging, Aliter will let you flirt with color, texture and shaping.

• Wingspan: 54½ ” / 138.4cm
• Depth: 17½” / 44.5cm

Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage
100% superwash Merino
200 yds / 183m / 120g
• 1 skein (MC)
• 2 skeins (CC)

Shown in colors Purple Basil (MC) and Leopard (CC)


• 200 yds / 183m worsted weight yarn (MC)
• 380 yds / 348m worsted weight yarn (CC)

• US 8 (5mm) needles

• tapestry needle
• blocking pins
• blocking wires (optional)

• 18 sts and 27 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch, blocked

Skills Used
• German short rows*

* There is a German short row photo tutorial on my blog, as well as video links in the pattern. There are also pattern modification notes if you wish to use the traditional wrap & turn method of working short rows.