Altitude by Alla Saenko


March 2018
yarn held together
+ Lace
+ Lace
= Light Fingering ?
22 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch on smaller needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
800 - 940 yards (732 - 860 m)
S, L
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Altitude is an asymmetrical triangular shawl that is knitted on the bias and shaped with simultaneous decreases/increases at both edges of the knitted fabric. Alternating sections of garter stitch and open work stitch patterns make this an engaging and, at the same time, a relaxing knit. The finishing touch is made by knitting on a mesh border from the picked up stitches along the edge of increases and the provisional cast-on edge of the shawl.

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Yarn used in sample
ColourMart Cashmere/Merino 1/15NM - 2427 yards (2220 meters), 150 grams (5.29 ounces) cone, 3 strands held together to make the equivalent of a light fingering weight yarn

Recommended yarn substitutes
Use a single strand of any light fingering weight yarn

Finished Measurements
(depth x width, approx, blocked)
S: 20.5 x 64 inches / 52 x 162.5 cm
L: 24 x 75 inches / 61 x 190.5 cm

22 sts x 42 rows to 4 inches / 10 cm square over garter stitch on US #3 / 3.25mm needles, blocked.

Yardage required, approx
(given for light fingering weight yarn)
S: 800 yards / 730 meters
L: 940 yards / 860 meters

US #3 / 3.25mm circular needles (32 inches / 80 cm), or size to obtain gauge;
US #4 / 3.5mm circular needles (47 inches / 120 cm - to accommodate all the stitches for the shawl’s border)
4 stitch markers; tapestry needle; waste yarn

Skill level - Intermediate