Bidicot by Stephanie Shiman


March 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
815 - 850 yards (745 - 777 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This is a shawl inspired by a yarn, a yarn that is inspired by flowers. “Blossoms” are dyed as knitted blanks. Dyes are washed over the blank, building layer upon layer, creating seamless shifts from one color to another. Colors blend and overlap and a complex, cohesive colorway is developed. Striping two different colorways together allows the colors to shift and interact as you knit.

To start, Bidicot begins as a “V” shape—with my favorite decrease—a CDD (centered doubled decrease) creating a defined line from the cast-on that continues to the bind off. Once the width is reached, stitches will be “moved” from one side of the CDD to the other, turning the “V” into an elongated triangle. Tassels polish it off.

A Danish version is available here.

Width: 64 inches/ 163cm
Length: 26 inches/ 66cm

Wonderland Yarns “Blossoms” 80% superwash merino, 20% nylon; 425 yds/389m per 4 oz/ 113g cake;

Version one – yellow-green to purple (shown above):
MC Heart Leaf Fern; 1 cake
CC Muscari; 1 cake

Version two – pink to green (shown below):
MC Chrysanthemum; 1 cake
CC Lady Slipper; 1 cake

Recommended needle size
always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below - every knitter’s gauge is unique
US #4/3.5mm needles for working flat – a long circular is recommended

yarn needle
cardboard or something sturdy (and waterproof) for wrapping and blocking tassels, stitch marker
spacer a single needle 2 or 3 sizes larger, for binding off

24 sts/35 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch