Fringed by Stephen West


October 2013
yarn held together
+ DK
= DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
740 - 750 yards (677 - 686 m)
One Size
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Enjoy knitting easy garter stitch with soft colorful yarns in this top-down shawl. I held a strand of DK weight alpaca together with a strand of lace weight mohair for a luxuriously drapey fabric. Occasional yarn over rows form the crescent shawl shape while colorful stripes accentuate the curved lines. For an extra dramatic touch, attach fringe into each yarn over hole at the border and proceed to joyously dance and prance as your fringe blows in the wind.

Finished Measurements
90” / 229cm wingspan, 18” / 46cm from CO to BO edge without fringe, 24” / 61cm from CO to BO edge with fringe. Measurements taken after blocking.

DK weight held together with lace weight

Yardage estimates are for the shawl without fringe.
Baby Alpaca DK
Color A - 240yds / 219m
Color C - 235yds / 215m
Color D - 130yds / 119m

Silk Cloud lace weight mohair
Color A - 240yds / 219m
Color B - 135yds / 123m
Color C - 235yds / 215m
Color D - 130yds / 119m

Approximately 80g of Silk Cloud mohair was used for the fringed border. You could also use scrap yarns for the fringe.

Shown in
Shibui Knits Baby Alpaca DK (100% Baby Alpaca; 255yds / 233m per 100g skein)
Color A - Graphite
Color C - Mineral
Color D - Jumpsuit

Shibui Knits Silk Cloud (60% Mohair, 40% Silk; 330yds / 302m per 25g skein)
Color A - Graphite
Color B - UV
Color C - Mineral
Color D - Jumpsuit

Colors A, C & D represent 1 strand of Baby Alpaca DK held together with 1 strand of Silk Cloud Mohair.
Color B is 2 strands of Silk Cloud Mohair. You could also hold a strand of Baby Alpaca DK together with one strand of Silk Cloud mohair for color B, but it’s such a small accent stripe that it’s not necessary to buy two balls of yarn for this color.

40” US 8 / 5mm circular

Tapestry needle

16 sts & 28 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch

Section 1 After Rows 1 & 2 “Repeat last 2 rows 4 more times. 39 sts.”
PDF updated August 16, 2018 to reflect this correction.

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