Knitty: little purls of wisdom
Lisa Souza Dyeworks
beauty shot Brenda Patipa


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 to memorize.

This shimmering silk shawl is the perfect wrap for a cool Fall evening.

spacer model: Debi Stoliar
spacer photos: Brenda Patipa
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Width: 62 inches
Length at center: 39 inches



spacer Lisa Souza Knitwear & Dyeworks Zed [100% Bombyx Silk; 274yds/250m per 99g skein]; color: Bayberry; 3 skeins

Recommended needle size
[always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below -- every knitter's gauge is unique]
spacer 1 32-inch US 5/3.75mm circular needle

spacer Yarn needle

24 sts/32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, after blocking


[Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]

The charts for this pattern are very large.
Each fits on a letter-sized page.
Click below and print each resulting page.

Chart 1Chart 2
both charts updated June 12/12

Cast on 5 sts.

Work Rows 1-60 of Chart 1 once. 53 sts.

Work Rows 1-12 of Chart 2
17 times. 257 sts.

Work final rows as follows:
Row 1 [RS]: Ssk, ssk, k1, purl to last 5 sts, k1, k2tog, k2tog. 253 sts.

Row 2: K3, purl to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 3: Ssk, k1, purl to last 3 sts, k1, k2tog. 251 sts.

Row 4: K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2.

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.
Trim tails.


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.

You can find more of Brenda’s designs here and here. She's on Ravelry as Beeeepatipaknits and Twitter as bpatipaknits.