This pattern is part of the
Adventure Cables: Brave New Stitch Crossings and 19 Knitting Patterns book
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A wide panel of lace over lace crossings is complimented by a main body of welted stitches in the Bainbridge Wrap. Every Adventure cable uses 4 lace stitches crossed over either purl or knit stitches. A single section of extra large eyelets are worked parallel to the Adventure Cables on the opposite side of the wrap giving the finished piece a balanced composition.
I love a rectangular wrap since I think they can be worn on the shoulders, or as a large scarf, and designing one is more like creating a painting or drawing than a knitting design. For this stitch pattern I wanted to emulate water, twisting and flowing around itself in a circular convection current. The upper narrow border reminds me of the horizon line and the welted patterning is like rows and rows of rippled sandbars reaching out into the swirling water.
Yarn weight # 1
Finished Size 19 ¾“/50 cm tall and 56 ½”/143.5 cm wide.
Sweet Georgia Yarns, Cashluxe Fine (70% Merino Wool, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 400 yd 366 m/4oz 112 g): westwind, 3 skeins
Size 6 (4.0 mm): 32” circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
3 markers (m), cable needle (cn) optional, tapestry needle
24 ½ sts and 30 rows = 4”/10 cm in welted body pattern after blocking;
28 sts and 28 ¾ rows = 4”/10 cm over Adventure Cables Lace Pattern.
This shawl is worked flat back and forth, double yarnovers are worked as a knit and a purl on the wrong side creating two stitches out of the double wrapped stitch.