Stephen West - Exploration Station
This top down semi-circle shawl begins with my favorite Westknits shortcut rows and yarn overs followed by two-color brioche ribbing, slipped stitches, stripes, and finally a beautiful chevron border. Choose 4 colors of yarn and enjoy the playful knitting journey!
22” / 56cm from CO to BO, 70”/ 178cm wingspan length. Measurements taken after blocking.
Neutral + Orange version shown in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light
Color A - El Greco
Color B - Neon Peach
Color C - Reindeer
Color D - Antler
Pink + Purple version shown in Hedgehog Fibres Sock using Hush, Naive, Spell, Crystal, & Opalite
Color A - 275yds / 251m
Color B - 200yds / 183m
Color C - 185yds / 169m
Color D - 260yds / 238m
40” US 6 / 4mm circular
Gauge: 20 sts & 48 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch
You don’t need to be super exact about gauge as long as you like the knitted fabric with your chosen needle size. If your gauge is looser, you may need a bit more yardage for each color. If your gauge is tighter, you will probably use less than the recommended yardage.
Errata: Abbreviation sk2p = slip 1 knit-wise, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over