Cordillera (Knit Version) by DeviousRose

Cordillera (Knit Version)

Knitting
January 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
300 - 327 yards (274 - 299 m)
can work Clue 3 until a size you are happy with, or you run out of yarn
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Cordillera is a triangular shawlette inspired by the 1999 song “Cordillera” by Argentinian rock band Los Enanitos Verdes. Cordillera uses Old Shale, a traditional Shetland lace similar to Feather and Fan. Yarn is carried along the sides of the work to minimize the amount of ends to weave in. Tassels and stripes add an elegant but bohemian look to the piece. This pattern would be an excellent way to showcase some handspun yarn, especially when paired with a simply spun yarn.

Skill Level: Beginner. Knit, purl, yarn over, k2tog, changing colours.

Size: Stitch pattern is repeatable until you are happy or yarn runs out! Leave enough yarn for 1 more row + a stretchy cast-off.

Gauge: 14 stitches x 20 rows = 4 inches/10 cm square in stockinette stitch.

Yarn:
3 colours of 109 yds/100 m weight yarn
Sample shown in:

  • 1 skein Mirasol Llama Una, 100% llama, 109 yards/50 grams in Gull
  • 1 skein Mirasol Llama Una, 100% llama, 109 yards/50 grams in Gold
  • 1 skein Mirasol Llama Una, 100% llama, 109 yards/50 grams in Forest

Notes:
The Main Chart can be repeated as many times as you want, so the pattern works with any yarn weight, needle size, or hook size.
To minimize the amount of ends to weave in, carry your yarns along the edge of the work after switching yarns.