brightstairs by Vithard Villumsen


March 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
656 yards (600 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

Sometimes the display of the yarn at the store is enough inspiration. The three colors shouldn’t be mixed, but displayed in the shawl the same way, but using different techniques; a stockinette section, surrounded by two garter sections, one created by knit stitches and one created by purl stitches.

The yarn used for the sample is a lustrous cashmere/silk-blend, that is sooooofft, and drapes beautifully.

The shawl is worked from side to side in an intriguing pattern.
The pattern of the shawl consists of three and eights. Three colors, three stitches. Three at the beginning, three at the end.
Every time 8 stitches have been increased a new step appears. 8 is the number that shapes the stairs, and thereby the pattern and the shawl. The steps appear in the shapes of the color sections and along the side of the shawl.

The shawl is perfect around the neck or over your shoulders on chilly spring evenings.