Northwest Passage is a riff on the blanket pattern Born at Sea. In Northwest Passage, I reworked the stitch patterns from Born at Sea as a long, triangular shawl, worked from the right tip to the wide left edge in sport weight/heavy fingering yarn. (For size reference, the model shown is 5 ft 7 in/170cm tall.) Northwest Passage uses 2 stitch cables and a texture pattern of knit and purl stitches; instructions for working 2 stitch cables without a cable needle are provided in the pattern notes. To make Northwest Passage, you will need to know how to knit, purl, work yarn overs and k2tog decreases, and how to read charts. Pattern instructions are charted only.
Finished size: 72 in/183cm long, 43 in/109cm wide along left side, 27 in/69cm deep
Yarn: Astral Bath Yarns Orbit Sport (100% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester Wool; 285 yds/261m per 4 oz/115g); Narragansett: 5 skeins OR 1410 yds/1289m sport/heavy fingering weight yarn
Needles: US5/3.75mm or size needed for correct gauge
Gauge: 23.5 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches/10cm in stockinette
Photos © Gale Zucker 2016