This beautiful Cascadia pattern has been created by Karen Butler Designs (who also produces Literally Yarn) and is available as an online download (VAT inclusive). The name for this pattern derives from Madeira Cascade, the traditional Shetland lace pattern used throughout. Cascadia is knitted from the bottom up to take advantage of the way the lace pattern works, producing a scalloped edge as well as an overall design. On completing the knitting, the 9 remaining stitches are grafted together.
The pattern includes written instructions for the lace as well as charts. The pattern is downloadable in pdf format and can be viewed using Adobe pdf reader. A copy of this software is available at http://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/. Images have been provided by Karen Butler Designs.
Small (Large) shawl when knitted to gauge measure approximately:
- wingspan of 124(185cm) / 49(73)in
- depth of 58(79)cm / 23(31)in
Size can be adjusted by working to a different gauge, but yarn requirements will change accordingly.
|Suggested needle size
||80cm/30 inch circular needle in sizes 3mm or 4.5mm
|Weight of yarn
||2-ply or lace weight yarn
||c. 400(740) metres / 437(809) yards lace weight yarn|
|Tension||40 stitches and 40 rows in lace pattern after blocking for 10cm/4 inch square, on smaller needles|
|Other items needed
||stitch marker or small safety pin, darning / yarn needle.|
Design shown knitted in Literally Yarn ‘Subtle Lace’ (80% Bluefaced Leicester wool, 20% silk) in Forever Green, 800 metres / 874 yards per 100g. They yarn used is hand-dyed Literally Yarn which is only available in small quantities in any colour. To substitute, choose a smooth lace weight yarn of about 800 metres/874 yards to 100g.