A-Side by Åsa Tricosa


March 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch on 4 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
634 - 656 yards (580 - 600 m)
45 cm x 200  cm (18 in x 80  in) – easily adjustable
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5 for 4 – if you buy any 5 Åsa Tricosa patterns at the same time you get the least expensive one for free.

A-Side is an easy knit with enough textural and semi-lacy interest to keep your knitting mojo going.

  • Knit sideways in one piece from end to end, the border and edging are worked as you go.

  • Plain stocking stitch in the centre is surrounded by interesting textures that let a luxurious hand dyed yarn shine.

  • A-Side features some (intended) holes but I hesitate to call it lace – the 6-row repeat has just 1 row of yarn overs and decreases, which technically makes it LACE. It’s definitely lace suited also for beginner lace knitters.

  • The nicely textured cable along the upper edge is quite straightforward. Unlike many smaller cables, this one does require a cable needle (or a double pointed needle).

  • The instructions (charted and, in the English version, also written out) give you a generous shawl, but the size is quite easy to adjust.

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A kit (pattern + 2 skeins of On Stage) is available from Nature’s Luxury.

Find your own groove among the many tempting colourways dyed by Danica at Nature’s Luxury.

The Reds
Elegantly Wasted
Dancing Queen
Addicted to Love
Skandal um Rosy

The Blues
Blue Hotel
Father Figure
Love is Like Oxygen
Breakfast in America

The Mauves/Greys
Slave to the Rhythm
Tu M’as Promis
Wish you were here
Harley Davidson

The Greens
Macarena – colour of the shawl in pattern photos
Boy of Summer
Head over Heels

The Browns/Yellows
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Wild Horses
Love on the Beat