Off the Grid

Graphic striped shawl with simple (but striking) slipped stitch details.



Inspired by a technology-free getaway on Hurricane Island (off the coast of Maine), Off the Grid celebrates the natural rhythm that comes from slowing down. With syncopated slipped stitches and steady color changes, this graphic shawl is a soothing – and visually stunning – knit. I finished the sample partway through my holiday in Maine and couldn’t wait to block it. In spite of the luxury of the yarn – I soaked it in a camp sink and laid it flat outside on giant natural slabs of granite, crossing my fingers that the pea soup fog would lift so it could dry. It remains a lovely reminder of my time in Maine, and of the need to disconnect now and then so that we can reconnect to what matters.


One size

Skill Level



23 st and 28 rows in stockinette st


Sport weight | Lux Adorna Cashmere Sport | 100% cashmere | 230 yards/ 210 meters in 50

690 yards, 631 meters in all

Color 1 (C1): 1 (50g) skein Lux Adorna Cashmere Color 1 (Pepperberry/Orange)

Color 2 (C2): 1 (50g) skein Lux Adorna Cashmere Color 2 (Long Johns/Off White)

Color 3 (C3): 1 (50g) skein Lux Adorna Cashmere Sport Color 3 (Thunder/Dark Grey)


Sport weight | Knit Picks Paragon | 50% Fine Merino Wool | 25% Baby Alpaca | 25% Mulberry Silk | 123 yards in 50 g

Color 1 (C1): 2 balls Topiary (bright green) #28608

Color 2 (C2): 2 balls White #26958

Color 3 (C3): 2 balls Silver #26963


US Size 4/3.5mm 32 in/80 cm straight or circular needles

Errata 2/17/22 – Please note the following changes in bold 

Page 2: Row 138 Next row (ws): K3, p7, [swyif, p2] rep bet brackets to last 7 st, ending with swyif, p3, k3