Cascara by Jennifer Weissman


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February 2019
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1100 yards (1006 m)
Length: 74”/188 cm, Width: 14”/36 cm
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Cascara was inspired by the Cascara Buckthorn tree of the Pacific Northwest, an area renowned for its lush forests. This wrap features a lovely and easy-to-memorize chevron lace that echoes the tree’s deeply veined leaves.

Knitted in fingering-weight Yummy 2-Ply, Cascara is a long, wide rectangle that showcases a gradient set and one coordinating color. Each of the gradient colors is used to knit one band of lace, so that the colors gently evolve along the length of the wrap. A coordinating color is used for the garter borders at the beginning and end of the piece, as well as the rippling garter ridges between each of the gradient bands.

The finished piece is stunning as either a wrap or a scarf, with softly shifting bands of color and texture that are bound to turn heads!

Miss Babs Gradient Set and Miss Babs Yummy 2-Ply
100% Superwash Merino wool

One Gradient Set (six 133 yd/121m per 1.3 oz/38g skeins), Colors 1-6, shown in Cascara.

One 400 yd/4 oz (365m/113g) skein Coordinating Color, shown in Quicksilver.

Or approximately 133 yards/121 meters each of Colors 1-6 and 285 yards/261 meters of a CC in fingering weight yarn (includes yarn for 4 tassels).

Finished Measurements
Length: 74”/188 cm
Width: 14”/36 cm

US Size 5/3.75 mm circular needle, 24”/60 cm or size to obtain gauge

Unblocked: 20 stitches and 48 rows = 4”/10 cm square in garter stitch.

Blocked: 22 stitches and 37 rows = 4”/10 cm square in garter stitch.

Gauge is not crucial for this project, but will affect yardage and finished size if different from above.

Pins for blocking
Stitch markers, including one in a contrast color to identify the right side of the work
Tapestry needle