Calivada by Kacey Herlihy


June 2024
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in 2x2 Broken Rib
US 4 - 3.5 mm
725 - 775 yards (663 - 709 m)
any size!
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Calivada was designed for the 2024 Sierra Nevada Yarn Crawl. Named after the two states the crawl spans, California and Nevada, this asymmetrical triangle shawl is easier than it looks to make and wears beautifully. Designed for ANY weight yarn, Calivada is great in a wide range of fibers and weights! Whether you make a two-color version or the more simple one-color version, this squishy project is fun to make and easy to wear. A clever combination of knit, purl, and slipped stitches make the pattern a breeze to knit, using only one strand per row, while giving the impression of stranded colorwork.

This asymmetrical triangle shawl is worked from the corner to the side edge, with increases on every RS row to create the triangle shape. The increase edge is the neckline, so the patterning wears diagonally.

Higher contrast will show off the color changes more. Choose yarns that are the same weight and base. I love the Kacey Knits Yarn BFL I used for my two-color fingering weight sample; the stitch definition is amazing and it’s super soft! AVAILABLE HERE

Two-Color Fingering Version:
Kacey Knits Yarn BFL Sock, 75% Blue Faced Leicester, 25% Nylon, 464 yds / 100g
One skein each of “Succ It” and “Starfish”) used for sample
One-Color Version and Two-Color DK version:
Kacey Knits Yarm DK weight, 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon, 245 yds / 100g
Two skeins of OOAK used for each sample
See Pattern Notes on Page 3 for yardage

32” or longer circular needle:
US 4 (3.5 mm) for fingering weight
US 8 (5 mm) for DK weight

Yarn/tapestry needle, one removable stitch marker to indicate RS

Fingering: 28 sts and 40 rows = 4” in broken rib, blocked
DK: coming soon!

Fingering: 59“ / 150cm wingspan, 36“ / 91cm bind off edge
DK: coming soon!