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A great pattern from Jennifer Dassau of The Knitting Vortex.
Here is how Jennifer describes Slip Sliding Away: This graphic, top-down shawl begins with a garter tab, then is worked in narrow, two-color stripes with slipped stitches in reversed colors on each side of the central spine. The lower edging is a complementary slipped stitch rib which curves around the point and extends to each tip, emphasizing the strong linear elements of the shawl.
Visually complicated but easy to work, only one color is used at a time, and the slipped stitches result in the pattern looking different on each half of the shawl.
Increases on every row create a long v-shaped wingspan which accentuates the strong lines and showcases the changing optical interplay of colors.
The original one that Jennifer photographed (and that we show here) measures 64” wingspan and 27” depth, after blocking, and was knit with Madelinetosh Tosh Sock (100% superwash merino wool; 395 yards/100g), 1 skein each, MC and CC.
What is extra special, though, is that Jennifer says that this pattern may be adapted to any amount of yarn in two colors.
A fun design, wonderful travel project, and a great way to play with colors.