Vexillum by Joan Forgione


April 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Lace and Cable Ladders
US 6 - 4.0 mm
440 yards (402 m)
adjustable; sample ~ 40" x 24.5" (101.6cm x 62.2cm)
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Fly your banner high with Vexillum! This light-weight, asymmetric triangle is knit with a simple cabled from the tip to the widest point. The cables form little points at the widest point and the entire shawl is edged in a knitted-as-you-go lace I-cord, making it a “banner” of beauty. And since it’s constructed from the tip to the wide end, you can knit for as long as your yarn lasts. Pattern is written and charted.

Skills Used:
• Cables
• Yarn overs
• I-cord

Suitable for the intermediate knitter

• 2 skeins Quince & Co. Finch, 50g / 221 yds / 202m, 100% American wool
Shown in Bird’s Egg (106)
• 440 yds / 403m fingering weight yarn

Needles & Notions:
• US 6 (4mm) needles
• US 6 (4mm) double-pointed needles
• cable needle
• stitch markers
• tapestry needle

Finished Measurements:
• Adjustable; sample ~ 40” x 24.5” (101.6cm x 62.2cm)

• 24 sts and 27 rows = 4” / 10cm in cable lace pattern stitch (blocked)


Tech edited by Eleanor Dixon.

A photo tutorial on the I-cord cast-on used to begin Vexillum can be found on my blog, here.

A video slideshow can be viewed here.

Blogged here.

Special thanks to my test knitters: CarrieSpinner, FroggyGirl72, HoosierSusi, RitaMiller, nflux888, DesertCrocheter, pinhappy