Akimbo by Stephen West


November 2009
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
435 yards (398 m)
One size, different sizes can easily be achieved by choosing a different yarn weight and/or needle size.
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Akimbo is a triangular shawl, starting at the neck edge with easy garter stitch and finishing with a graphic chevron pattern. The chevron section creates a scalloped border with crisp edges while a contrasting color adds a burst of visual interest. Written row by row instructions are provided in this pattern as well as a chart for the chevron colorwork section.

Finished Measurements
18″ / 46cm from cast on, along center stitch, to bind off. 50″ / 127cm wingspan, along edge stitches. Measurements taken after blocking.

Fingering weight

MC - about 275 yds
CC - about 160 yds

Shown In
Fleece Artist Nova Wool

US 4/ 3.5mm 32″ circular needle

stitch markers, tapestry needle

22 sts = 4″/10cm in garter stitch

In Row 5 of the chart, the stitch just to the right of the center stitch should be “M1R”, instead of “M1L”.

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