Bolting by Stephen West


July 2012
19 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
one size, different sizes can be achieved by substituting fingering or lace weight yarns or by working less pattern repeats
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Stockinette and reverse stockinette bands form wide horizontal strips for a textural fabric. Yarn overs at 5 different locations create little lighting bolt motifs and the added stitches result in a large expansive fabric.

Available in German here.

Finished Measurements: 79” / 201cm wingspan from tip to tip, 28” / 71cm along center point from CO to BO edges. Measurements taken after blocking.

Yarn: Worsted weight
Substituting fingering or lace weight yarns will result in an equally nice and thinner fabric.

Yardage: 1,080yds / 988m
Working less repeats of the pattern will use less yardage for a smaller version.

Needles: 40” US 7 / 4.5mm circular

Notions: 10 stitch markers, tapestry needle

Gauge: 19 sts & 25 rows = 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch