Photos by Jonna Hietala / Laine Magazine.
This pattern was originally published in April 2021 in the book „52 Weeks of Shawls“ by Laine Publishing.
The Stairway wrap is a companion through the season and can be worn all year round: casually draped over a linen summer dress, as a personal touch and statement over a denim jacket, and to bundle up and keep the chill away in winter.
The large rectangular wrap is knit sideways (from short to short side) in two-color brioche and garter stitch. The stairway pattern, which is a variation of a chevron pattern, is created by switching between the two textures. The two-color design is reversible, with the lighter color dominating the front and the darker color dominating the back. The border is knit as a folded hem on the short sides and double-knit selvedge on the long sides, in reverse colors to the shawl’s main part. It is a wonderfully neat framework to the design and adds finished lines to the corners while requiring minimal finishing work.
The pattern is filled with fun techniques – from the provisional cast-on for the folded border, the ever-changing combination of two-color brioche and garter stitch, the double-knit border to the three-needle bind-off at the very end – you will not be bored.
2 colors of fingering weight yarn (360-400 m / 400-437 yds per 100 g)
* no. of skeins refers to yarn used in sample
Psyche by TréLiz (50% Merino / 50% silk, 400 m / 437 yds per 100 g) in the colorways Sufragettes (light pink – Color A) and Mines of Moria (gray – Color B).
20 sts / 44 rows = 10 cm / 4“ in Garter stitch
20 sts / 22 rows = 10 cm / 4“ in Brioche stitch
Measured after blocking. Gauge has an influence on the size of your finished piece and your yardage!
Length: 180 cm / 71”; Width: 56 cm / 22”
US 4 / 3.5 mm circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge and optimal drape), 80 cm / 32” long; plus an extra set of circular needles one size smaller (for folded border and 3-needle BO)
tapestry needle, crochet hook & waste yarn for Provisional Cast-On
Print Version: English & Finnish
Digital Version: English & German (more languages will be added later)
two versions: print version & mobile / low vision version (large print, single-column layout)