Herbivore by Stephen West


September 2009
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch using larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
430 - 700 yards (393 - 640 m)
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Herbivore is named after the plant-like structures within the fabric. Yarn over increases stem from the center top of the shawl toward the garter stitch border. Twisted rib sections explode from the edge to create the unique geometric shape. The recommended two skeins of yarn will make a lovely medium size, but you can easily continue to repeat the stitch pattern for a larger shawl.

Finished Measurements
66” / 168cm from CO edge measured along center spine, 21” / 53cm wingspan length.
Measurements taken after blocking.

Fingering or Sport weight

700yds / 640m

Shown in
La Bien Aimée Merino Sport (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 355yds / 325m per 100g skein)
Colorway - Chrysocolla

US 6 / 4mm circular in 40” / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge

12 stitch markers, tapestry needle

20 sts & 32 rows = 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking

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