Knit 'n Slide by Stephen West
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Knit 'n Slide

April 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in Knit 'n Slide
US 4 - 3.5 mm
910 - 1200 yards (832 - 1097 m)
Small (Large)
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This top-down shawl is shaped with yarn overs for a long semi-circle shape. The first section uses the knit ‘n slide technique, a super easy trick that creates the illusion of 2 rows knit/2 rows purl texture, but you’re only knitting! The lacy border features a contrast color and giant yarn over wraps with Westknits shortcut rows to create the large scallops.

Sizes: Small (Large)

Finished Measurements: 86 (96)“ / 218 (244)cm wingspan length, 20 (24)” / 51 (61)cm from CO to BO. Measurements taken after blocking.

Yarn: Fingering weight.
Large size uses a lace weight mohair/silk for the border.

Shown in: Small Size (3 colors)
Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn
Color A - Graphite
Color B - Crystal
Color C - Budgie

Large Size (4 colors)
Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn
Color A - Night Ride
Color B - Oh Snap!
Color D - High Kick

Hedgehog Fibres Kidsilk Lace
Color C - Highlighter

Yardage: Small Size
Color A (dark gray)- 430yds / 393m
Color B (light gray) - 280 / 256m
Color C (blue) - 200yds / 183m

Large Size
Color A - 325yds / 297m
Color B - 325 yds / 297m
Color C (mohair) - 250yds / 229m
Color D (border speckle) - 300yds / 274m

Needles: 60” US 4 / 3.5mm circular

Notions: Tapestry needle

Gauge: 22 sts & 42 rows = 4” / 10cm in Knit ‘n Slide pattern

Pattern Notes: Carry colors A & B along the edge while striping colors.

Knit ‘n Slide: Each color is worked for 1 row in Section 1. First, knit the row with color A, then slide all the stitches to the other needle and work that same side with color B. Then turn and knit the other side with color A followed by knitting that side again with color B. Circular needles are necessary so the stitches slide to the other needle tip like a typewriter.
Colors A & B are used for 1-row stripes. The sample colors in the large speckled size (Night Ride & Oh Snap!) create a beautiful blended effect because they share similar colors. If you have 2 high contrast colors for A & B you will get a striped effect like the smaller gray sample.

Errata: Section 3 Large Size Row 1 (RS) repeat segment to read “repeat from * to last 39 sts … “