High Altitude by Alla Saenko

High Altitude

May 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in garter
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
688 - 810 yards (629 - 741 m)
S (L)
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High Altitude is a two-colour sister pattern to my Altitude shawl. For the shawl’s body, you start with a provisional cast-on, then you knit on the bias, shaping the shawl with simultaneous decreases and increases at a different rate to reduce the number of stitches. The selvage stitches are worked in a unique way to make a nice uniform edge. The finishing touch is made by knitting on a mesh border with a picot bind-off edge.

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Skill Level: Intermediate
Skills Required: provisional cast-on; picking up stitches; picot bind-off; 2-colour knitting (a few stitches at the beginning of a row only)

Finished Measurements
(depth x width, approx, blocked)
S: 22 x 57 inches / 56 x 145 cm
L: 25 x 65 inches / 63.5 x 165 cm

Yardage required, approx
(given for one strand of light fingering weight yarn)
C1 - 344 (405) yards / 315 (370) meters;
C2 - 344 (405) yards / 315 (370) meters

Yarn used in sample
ColourMart Cashmere/Merino 1/15NM - 2427 yards / 2219 meters, 5.29 ounces / 150 gram cone, 3 strands held together to make the equivalent of a light fingering weight yarn