Cascata by Maria Parrish


May 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
440 yards (402 m)
one size
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Cascata is Italian for waterfall. So named as a nod to my heritage.

This is an elegant stitch pattern that is wildly addicting to knit. With the unique I-cord framing and subtle combination of lace & cables, your options are many. This pattern is written for a 7.5” wide scarf but could be modified as a skinny scarf (2 repeats) or add repeats to create a breathtaking stole.

This pattern really shines with variegated yarns!

If you haven’t done an I-cord cast on, no worries -check out this helpful video

This is a good pattern for knitters new to lace.

This pattern is for a 3 repeat scarf with blocked dimensions of 7.5” x 65.5”

Other options:

Skinny Scarf (2 pattern repeat) ~300 yds of DK weight yarn, on size US 6/ 4mm; 5”wide by 55” long (see frenzied knitter’s project)

Stole 8 pattern repeats wide, 19 pattern repeats long, using lace weight on US6/4mm ~875 yds (see zenmaria’s project)

Stole 6 pattern repeats wide, ~23 pattern repeats long using Fingering yarn on US 6/4mm; ~20” x 80” ~980 yds (see Sleepydaisy’s project)