I love an old-fashioned Sunday outing. My husband
drives while I navigate and knit. A recent day trip took
us across the historic Golden
Gate Bridge to Cavallo Point Lodge.
From the late 1800s through Word War
II, this land was used as a U.S. Military
base called Fort Baker. Now
guests can stay in restored officer's
residences that surround a large green
with wonderful panoramic views.
Gazing off in one direction you see the iconic red-orange, lattice-riveted
bridge hovering over the shimmering bay,
and in the other the scenic rolling Marin hills. While sitting
in one of the many rocking chairs on the deck, I wondered how
I could capture my experience of the day in a knitted piece.
Cavallo Point brings together lattices of lace with a lovely
scalloped, garter stitch border. The
twelve-stitch, twelve-row repeat is easy
shimmering silk shawl is the perfect
wrap for a cool Fall evening.
Work final rows as follows: Row 1 [RS]: Ssk, ssk, k1,
purl to last 5 sts, k1, k2tog, k2tog.
Row 2: K3, purl to last 3
sts, k3. Row 3: Ssk, k1, purl to last
sts, k1, k2tog. 251 sts.
Row 4: K2, purl to last 2
Row 5: Ssk, purl to last 2
sts, k2tog. 249 sts.
Bind off all sts purl-wise.
Weave in ends, do not cut tails. Block to measurements.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Brenda’s designs are fueled by the creative energy of the
San Francisco Bay Area. Her artistic vibe and desire to explore
new techniques infuses her various creative outlets of cooking,
beading, and most of all, knitting.