Precarious Stairs by Lavish Craft

Precarious Stairs

November 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Blocked Stockinette in the Round
US 5 - 3.75 mm
650 - 680 yards (594 - 622 m)
One Size - with notes for adjustments
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Uniquely Sculptural Dimensional Architectural Stitching.
Large Shaped Cowl / Short Poncho.

Intermediate Lace Skills: Shifting end of round, ktbl, yo, k2tog tbl.

Charted and written pattern using American English knitting terms and abbreviations - glossary provided. US and metric equivalents.

Free Support.

Though it looks complex, the patterning is really quite simple to memorize and work.

Notes for size adjustments included - worked top down in the round so extending length is easy to do.


US 5 (3.75 mm) Circular Needles 20” (50 cm) Long
US 5 (3.75 mm) Circular Needles 32” (80 cm) Long
~ or size that gets gauge.

1 Straight or DPN 3 sizes larger than working needle.

Aprox 650 Yds (594 m) Sport or Light DK Weight Yarn
~ Sample used 2 Hanks Malabrigo Arroyo in Chircas

Row Counter


Neck circumference 19” (48.5 cm)
Lower Circumference 46” (117 cm)
Height 16” (41 cm)


24 sts by 31 rnds = 4” (10 cm)
Blocked Stockinette in the Round

For Maximum Dimensional Effect

Use tightly plied, springy, round yarn.
Small sts / firm fabric.
Snug down the decreases.
Block lightly.

A small correction to the written instructions - I plugged in the wrong row #s under
Section 2 Main rep it should read

R32 – 36; & R37 – 41 as R27 - 31 above

It has been corrected in an update 11/17/17.