Lost & Found by Stephen West

Lost & Found

January 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1640 - 1650 yards (1500 - 1509 m)
One Size
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I was knitting a striped shawl and felt lost as I didn’t know what to knit next. I found my way by deciding to turn the shawl into a jacket! This garment begins with a semi-circular top down shawl decorated with stripes and short rows. The ribbed back and garter stitch sides grow from picked up stitches. Two front seams mold the fabric into a convertible garment. Wear the garment upside down for even more drama.

Finished Measurements: 52” / 132cm chest circumference. Measurements taken after blocking. Sample shown on a 41” / 104cm chest circumference. The jacket is designed in one size to fit loosely or more fitted depending on the wearer’s size.

Yarn: Worsted weight

Shown in: Quince & Co. Lark (100% Wool; 134yds / 123m per 50g skein)
Color A: Kittywake (semi-circle stripes & short rows)
Color B: Honey (semi-circle stripes, back, & I-cord trim)
Color C: Iceland (semi-circle stripes)
Color D: Kumlien’s Gull (fronts)

Yardage: Color A - 535yds / 489m
Color B - 535yds / 489m
Color C - 150yds / 137m
Color D - 420yds / 384m

Needles: 40” US 8 / 5mm circular

Notions: 4 split ring markers, tapestry needle

Gauge: 17 sts & 36 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch

Errata: on pg 5, just before “Edging” section …
“Next Row (RS): Using color C, k to last st while closing the short row gaps, sl1 wyif.” Delete the “Break color C” note, you continue to use color C for Next Row (WS).