Cadence by Sylvia McFadden


January 2020
yarn held together
Light Fingering
+ Light Fingering
= Sport (12 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in knit flat in lace pattern and blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
72” (183cm) measured along the wingspan. 36” (91cm) measured down the deepest part of the triangle.
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C A D E N C E is a special collaboration between Softsweater Knits and La Bien Aimée using Aimée’s newest base Helix.

The lovely Aimée will have this base available on her online shop starting January 17th at 8pm! But it’s also available this weekend at Vogue Knitting Live in New York City if you’re near there, pop by and see the sample in person at the Brooklyn General Store Booth! (booth 521/523)!

This shawl has a lovely movement to it. The stitches all shift along in a very pleasing to way to knit. I am endlessly inspired by oceans, and of course the shapes of the sand cascading along the shore. There’s a visual music to it all.

Thank you to Kim Correa (@KiimKnits on Instagram) for modelling and to Nicola Hodges (@TinyIslandTextiles on Instagram) for Tech Editing! And the beautiful shawl necklace Kim is wearing in the photos is a design collaboration with my friend Kristan MacIntyre! You may recognize the pattern! It’s The Lonely Tree Shawl!

The pattern is both fully charted and fully written. You can choose which you’d like to use.


2 skeins of La Bien Aimée’s Helix base in colourway “Yellow Brick Road” or approximately 1300 yards (1188 metres) of light fingering weight yarn to be held double throughout the whole project.


4mm (US 6) circular needles in at least a 24” (60cm) cord. Or whatever size needles it takes you to get gauge.


4 stitch markers.
Whichever tools you prefer to weave in
ends, and whichever tools you prefer to
block your shawls.


18 stitches and 26 rows = 4” (10cm) square knit flat in pattern and blocked.


72” (183cm) measured along the wingspan.
36” (91cm) measured down the deepest part of the triangle.


K - Knit (K2 = Knit 2 stitches)
P - Purl (P2 = Purl 2 stitches)
K2TOG - Knit 2 Stitches Together
SSK - Slip, Slip, Knit
S1K2P - Slip 1 stitch, Knit 2 stitches together,
Pass slipped stitch over
YO - Yarn Over
WS - Wrong Side
RS - Right Side
sts - Stitches
KFB - Knit into the Front and Back of a stitch