Upstairs Downstairs by liZKnits

Upstairs Downstairs

March 2014
Cashmere/Wool 2/13NM 4ply wt. by ColourMart
Light Fingering ?
28 stitches and 56 rows = 4 inches
in Staircase Pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
1895 - 1900 yards (1733 - 1737 m)
100 x 200 cm
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Upstairs Downstairs is a shawl in the shape of a right angle isosceles triangle of 100 x 200 cm (altitude x hypothenuse).
It is featuring Staircase Pattern, a stockinette slip stitch pattern (mosaic) from Barbara Walker’s “Treasuries”, in combination with garter stitch.
The shawl is worked in three colours.

You will need of
Colour A ca. 1.020 yds
Colour B ca. 550 yds
Colour C ca. 330 yds

Be sure to have enough contrast between the chosen main colour and the other two colours for the mosaic designs to arise effectively.
This pattern is appropriate for knitters with some experience with slip stitch patterns as well as basic knitting knowledge of k, p, m1l, m1r, kfb.
The instructions are written in detail and also contain charts for each section of the project.

Many thanks to the testers for their wonderful knits:

nickknitterton - who made a special four coloured version!

And thanks to Yilla, evlupps and Palacsinta for their useful hints!