Garter Breeze by Stephen West

Garter Breeze

May 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1130 - 1280 yards (1033 - 1170 m)
Small [Large]
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This simple garter stitch shawl is composed of three sections that grow with short rows and increases. A DK weight version features 3 neutral colors for a gradient effect. A smaller fingering weight version uses 6 colors that are striped in each short row section. An I-cord border finishes the shawl with a strong pop of color.

This design was originally named Smooth Move. The name was changed to Garter Breeze for Westknits Bestknits Number 1: Shawls

Sizes: Small (Large) The size is determined by the yarn weight. The small size is knit with fingering weight yarn and the large size is knit with DK weight yarn.

Finished Measurements: 92 (106)“ / 234 (269)cm wingspan length, 15 (18)” 38 (46)cm wide. Measurements taken after blocking.

Yarn: Fingering (DK) weight

Yardage: Small striped fingering weight version
Color A - 160yds / 146m (Section 1 & I-cord border)
Color B - 60 yds / 55m (Section 1)
Color C - 145yds / 133m (Section 2)
Color D - 145yds / 133m (Section 2)
Color E - 310yds / 283m (Section 3)
Color F - 310yds / 283m (Section 3)

If you wish to use an extra color for the I-cord, it uses approximately 100yds / 91m of fingering weight yarn.

Large DK weight version
Color A - 140yds / 128m
Color B - 320yds / 293m
Color C - 740yds / 677m
Color D - 80yds / 73m

Shown in: Small fingering weight striped version
BC Garn Semilla, Color A - 02 Black
Bart & Francis Alien Fantasy (Goldfish, linen, cotton, latex; 109yds / 100m per 50g cone), Color B - White
Malabrigo Finito, Color C - Plomo (gray)
Miss Babs Northumbria Fingering - BFL, Color D - Ansel (black & white), Color F - Deep Sea Jellyfish (variegated gray/pink/orange)
Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, Color E - Antler

Large DK weight version
Old Maiden Aunt Alpaca/Silk Sport/DK
Color A - Toasted
Color B - Greige
Color C - Hebridean

Shibui Knits Baby Alpaca
Color D - Jumpsuit

Needles: 40” US 5 (6) / 3.75 (4)mm circular

Notions: Tapestry needle

Gauge: 20 (18) sts & 52 (44) rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch

Pattern Notes: Instructions are written using yarn for the color blocked DK weight version. There are 3 main sections and an I-cord border. Each short row section for the fingering weight version is striped. If you want to make a more solid fingering weight version then combine yardages for colors A & B for Section 1, colors C & D for Section 2, and color E & F for Section 3.

Photography & makeup by Alexandra Feo

Errata: In the Westknits Bestknits book, this pattern is called “Garter Breeze”.