Cat's Cradle by Carolyn Kern

Cat's Cradle

by Carolyn Kern
September 2014
Light Fingering ?
19 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
600 yards (549 m)
One Size
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Cat’s Cradle is a three-color shawl with yarn over increases spaced within a body of two-row striping to create a deep crescent shape. Knitting begins with a garter tab at the top. The lower border features a simple ‘Cat’s Cradle’ lace pattern with variations of Feather and Fan stitch (watch for the extra yarn overs) above and below to create gentle curves.

Finished Measurements
37” 94 cm wingspan and 14” 35.5 cm deep at center, after blocking

Suggested Yarn
The Fibre Company Canopy Fingering (50% Baby Alpaca, 30% Merino, 20% Viscose Bamboo; 200 yd 183m/50g)

  • 1 skein Sarsaparrilla – Color A (This yarn’s yardage was very close. Consider buying an extra skein.)

  • 1 skein Acai – Color B

  • 1 skein Wild Ginger – Color C