stepwise shawl by Lori Versaci

stepwise shawl

Knitting
January 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in Sequence Rib
US 5 - 3.75 mm
2400 yards (2195 m)
one size
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Introducing STEPWISE shawl! The first in a series of stepwise patterns, STEPWISE shawl combines the simplicity of Sequence Knitting and the drama of Intarsia colorwork to produce a stunning color-block wrap.

Knit in a simple garter rib, STEPWISE shawl uses a main color (MC) throughout and a contrasting color (CC), which establishes the simple rib pattern. As the wrap grows, the MC continues to be worked throughout, while the the CC is replaced on by vertical stripes in 9 different colors! This new technique is so much fun to work and, as the new colors are added, it is wonderful to watch the graphic blocking develop!

I had so much fun developing this concept and working with Magpie Fibers to develop a stunning color palate. Head over to Magpie’s website and snag one of the great kits to get started!

A bit intimidated? Head over the the VERSACIKNITS Knitters group, where we will be starting a KAL on February 1st! We will discuss how to think about choosing colors and I will share some of my tricks and techniques for working intarsia and how to work multiple color stripes at the same time!

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Length: 70”/177.5cm
Width: 23”/58.5cm

YARN
* Magpie Fibers Domestic Fingering 100% Domestic super wash Merino; 400 yds per 100 gram skein, 3 skeins MC, 1 skein CC, ¼ skein in 9 additional colors or

  • Approx 1200 yds in MC, 400 yds CC and 100 yds in each of 9 additional colors of fingering weight yarn.

GAUGE
25 sts and 46 rows = 4”/10cm in Sequence Rib (blocked)
While exact gauge is not critical, variation in gauge will alter final measurements and yardage used.

NEEDLES
Sizes 5 US/3.75mm 32”/80cm needle or size needed to obtain gauge

CONSTRUCTION
Knit flat, from end-to-end.