Dotted Rays (self striping) by Stephen West

Dotted Rays (self striping)

May 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
570 - 580 yards (521 - 530 m)
one size
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This arched shawl begins at the center with only three stitches while yarn over increases quickly expand the shape. Garter stitch short rows add length to one side forming rays that gradually increase in size. I-cord edges and an I-cord bind off outline the entire shape while you knit for a seamless finish. Choose a self-striping yarn or add your own colorful stripes!

Finished Measurements: 66” / 168cm wingspan length, 16” / 41cm at widest part. Measurements taken after blocking.

Yarn: DK or Worsted weight

Yardage: 570yds / 521m

Shown in: Jill Draper Makes Stuff Rifton, colorway - Rifton
Rifton is technically a fingering weight yarn, but because it’s a fluffy single ply yarn I used it like a DK or worsted weight yarn on larger needles.

Needles: 40” US 9 / 5.5mm circular

Notions: Tapestry needle

Gauge: 18 sts & 36 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch