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Traveling has always been something I’ve wanted to do. I mean, don’t we all? But for a few years there my family was growing which meant less traveling. Then earlier this year my husband and I were able to tour some of Europe for our anniversary. It was a dream trip for sure and the best part was the inspiration for future designs.

This knit shawl is a mimic of a crochet version. The unique cable wraps and travels up one side of the shawl just like a vine twists and turns as it grows up a fence. I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I have.

A special note on yarn: Because this is not a fitted item, any yarn can be used. It increases on one side, therefore, it can be worked until the desired depth and half of the length is created, then decreased for the second half.

Supplies:

• Size US 5 (3.75 mm) needles
• Removable stitch markers if needed
• Blocking board with blocking pins
• Yarn needle
• Cable Needle

Yarn:
• Dream In Color Yarn Classy in FieRCPe Scarlet (Color A), 2 skeins
ToRCPhwood (Color B), 2 skeins
Worsted weight yarn, medium 4
Yardage: 940 yards (860 m)

Yarn substitutions (check gauge):
• Manos del Uruguay Gloria
• Madelinetaosh Tosh Vintage
• Cascade 220 Superwash

Gauge:
• 20 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette Stitch

Skill Level:
Intermediate

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Notes:

This pattern has a simplistic repeat while increasing every four rows on the left edge. While working this up keep aware of when you will reach half of your yarn so you can start decreasing. Due to the construction of this pattern any yarn can be used, it will change sizing slightly but that’s the fun of exploring with non-fitted items. My shawl is extra wide, feel free to make yours the width and height you prefer. 

Special Stitches:

There are some combination of increasing and decreasing stitches in this pattern to achieve the infinity cable look. There is a video below to assist with the following stitches:

M1R: Make one right, with LH needle, pick up cross-strand between 2 sts from back to front, knit lifted strand. One stitch increased leaning to the right.

M1L: Make one left, with LH needle, pick up cross-strand between 2 sts from front to back, knit lifted strand through back loop. One stitch increased leaning to the left.

Center double increase: (increase 1 to 3): k1 through the back and front loop then slip the stitches off LH needle and onto RH needle, insert LH needle behind vertical strand between the 2 sts just made and knit through the front. Two stitches increased.

5-to-1 st decrease: This will be done on a wrong side row, the working yarn will not be needed and can be dropped while completing this decrease.
Slip the next 3 stitches to right needle, *pass 2nd st on right needle over 1st (which is the center st), slip center stitch back to left needle; pass 2nd st on left needle over the center stitch*; repeat from * to * once more. Leave the center stitch on the left needle, pick up yarn and purl center stitch. Four stitches decreased.

2/2 LCP: Two Over Two Left Cross Purl:
Slip two stitches to cable needle at front, p2, k2 from cable needle.

2/2 RCP: Two Over Two Right Cross:
Slip two stitches to cable needle at back, k2, kp from cable needle.

2/1 LCP: Two Over One Left Cross:
Slip two to cable needle at front, p1, k2 from cable needle.

2/1 RCP: Two Over One Right Cross:
Slip one stitch to cable needle at back, k2, p1 from cable needle.

2/1/2 LC: Two Over One Over Two Left Cross Purl:
Slip three stitches to cable needle at front, k2, slip left stitch to left-hand needle and p1, k2 from cable needle.

Infinity Knit Tutorial:

Visual Chart:

Traveling Vine Shawl Written Instructions:

Increasing Rows:

RowDescriptionStitch Count
Cast OnLong Tail Cast on 1 in Color B and 21 in Color A.22
1 (RS)In Color A, sl st, k2, p5, 2/2 LCP, p7, k2; in Color B, knit to end.22
2 (WS)In Color B purl until Color A; in Color A, p2, k7, p2, k7, p3.22
3In Color A, sl st, k2, p4, m1r, Center Double Increase, m1l, p2, 2/2 LCP, p5, k2; in color B knit until last stitch, m1l, k1 in last.27
4In Color B purl until Color A; in Color A, p2, k5, p2, k4, p2, k1, p2, k4, p3.27
5In Color A, sl st, k2, p2, 2/2 RCP, p1, 2/2 LCP, p2, 2/2 LCP, p3, k2; in Color B knit to end.27
6In Color B purl until Color A; in Color A, p2, k3, p2, k4, p2, k5, p2, k2, p3.27
7In Color A, sl st, k2, p2, k2, p5, k2, p4, 2/1 LCP, p2, k2; in color B knit until last stitch, m1l, k1 in last.28
8In Color B purl until Color A; in Color A, p2, k2, (p2, k5) x 2, p2, k2, p3.28
9In Color A, sl st, k2, p2, 2/2 LCP, p1, 2/2 RCP, p5, k2, p2, k2; in Color B knit to end.28
10In Color B purl until Color A, p2, k2, p2, k7, p2, k, p2, k4, p3.28
11In Color A, sl st, k2, p4, 2/1/2 LC, p7, k2, p2, k2; in Color B knit until last stitch, m1l, k1 in last.29
12In Color B purl until Color A; in Color A, p2, k2, p2, k7, p2, k, p2, k4, p3.29
13In Color A, sl st, k2, p2, 2/2 RCP, p, 2/2 LCP, p5, k2, p2, k2; in Color B knit to end.29
14In Color B purl until Color A; in Color A, p2, k2, (p2, k5) x 2, p2, k2, p3.29
15In Color A, sl st, k2, p2, k2, p5, 2/2 LCP, p, 2/2 RCP, p2, k2; in Color B knit until last stitch, m1l, k1 in last.30
16In Color B purl until Color A; in Color A, p2, k4, p5, k7, p2, k2, p3.30
17In Color A, sl st, k2, p2, k2, p7, 2/1/2 LC, p4, k2; in Color B knit to end.30
18In Color B purl until Color A; in Color A, p2, k4, p2, k, p2, k7, p2, k2, p3.30
19In Color A, sl st, k2, p2, k2, p5, 2/2 RCP, p1, 2/2 LCP, p2, k2; in Color B knit until last stitch, m1l, k1 in last.31
20In Color B purl until Color A; in Color A, p2, k2, (p2, k5) x 2, p2, k2, p3.31
21In Color A, sl st, k2, p2, 2/1 LCP, p4, k2, p5, k2, p2, k2; in Color B knit to end.31
22In Color B purl until Color A; in Color A, p2, k2, p2, k5, p2, k4, p2, k3, p3.31
23In Color A, sl st, k2, p3, 2/2 LCP, p2, 2/2 LCP, p1, 2/2 RCP, p2, k2; in Color B knit until last stitch, m1l, k1 in last.32
24In Color B purl until Color A; in Color A, p2, k4, 5-to-1 decrease, k4, p2, k5, p3.28
Repeat rows 1-24 until half of Color B yarn has been used.

 

Decreasing Rows:

 

RowDescriptionStitch Count
25In Color A, sl st, k2, p5, 2/2 LCP, p7, k2; in Color B knit to end.28
26In Color B purl until Color A; in Color A, p2, k7, p2, k7, p3.28
27In Color A, sl st, k2, p4, m1r, Center Double Increase, m1l, p2, 2/2 LCP, p5, k2; in Color B knit to end.32
28In Color B p2tog, purl until Color A; in Color A, p2, k5, p2, k4, p2, k, p2, k4, p3.31
29In Color A, sl st, k2, p2, 2/2 RCP, p1,  2/2 LCP, p2, 2/2 LCP, p3, k2; in Color B knit to end.31
30In Color B purl until Color A; in Color A, p2, k3, p2, k4, p2, k5, p2, k2, p3.31
31In Color A, sl st, k2, p2, k2, p5, k2, p4, 2/1 LCP, p2, k2; in Color B knit to end.31
32In Color B p2tog, purl until Color A; in Color A, p2, k2, (p2, k5) x 2, p2, k2, p3.30
33In Color A, sl st, k2, p2, 2/2 LCP, p, 2/2 RCP, p5, k2, p2, k2; in Color B knit to end.30
34In Color B purl until Color A; in Color A, p2, k2, p2, k7, p2, k, p2, k4, p3.30
35In Color A, sl st, k2, p4, 2/1/2 LC, p7, k2, p2, k2; in Color B knit to end.30
36In Color B p2tog, purl until Color A; in Color A, p2, k2, p2, k7, p2, k, p2, k4, p3.29
37In Color A, sl st, k2, p2, 2/2 RCP, p1, 2/2 LCP, p5, k2, p2, k2; in Color B knit to end.29
38In Color B purl until Color A; in Color A, p2, k2, (p2, k5) x 2, p2, k2, p3.29
39In Color A, sl st, k2, p2, k2, p5, 2/2 LCP, p1, 2/2 RCP, p2, k2; in Color B knit to end.29
40In Color B p2tog, purl until Color A; in Color A, p2, k4, p5, k7, p2, k2, p3.28
41In Color A, sl st, k2, p2, k2, p7, 2/1/2 LC, p4, k2; in Color B knit to end.28
42In Color B purl until Color A; in Color A, p2, k4, p2, k, p2, k7, p2, k2, p3.28
43In Color A, sl st, k2, p2, k2, p5, 2/2 RCP, p, 2/2 LCP, p2, k2; in Color B knit to end.28
44In Color B p2tog, purl until Color A; in Color A, p2, k2, (p2, k5) x 2, p2, k2, p3.27
45In Color A, sl st, k2, p2, 2/1 LCP, p4, k2, p5, k2, p2, k2; in Color B knit to end.27
46In Color B purl until Color A; in Color A, p2, k2, p2, k5, p2, k4, p2, k3, p3.27
47In Color A, sl st, k2, p3, 2/2 LCP, p2, 2/2 LCP, p1, 2/2 RCP, p2, k2; in Color B knit to end.25
48In Color B p2tog, purl until Color A; in Color A, p2, k4, 5-to-1 decrease, k4, p2, k5, p3.22
Repeat rows 25-48 until 20 stitches remain.

 

Finishing:

Fasten off and weave in all lose ends.

Aggressively block wrap by using blocking boards and pins.

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