Meandering Shawl by Stephen West
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Meandering Shawl

September 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in 2-color brioche on 3.5mm needles after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
4.5 mm
825 - 856 yards (754 - 783 m)
One size: 71cm (28in) down centre spine x 168cm (66in) wide

This gorgeous shawl pattern was designed by Stephen West for Loop London’s 10th anniversary book ‘10’.
It is available as a printed book through Loop, London ( or your local LYS. In the States the book is distributed through Deep South Fibers, while stock lasts, after that and for the rest of the world, through Loop, London.
‘Loop’s 10’ has 12 patterns celebrating 10 fabulous years of Loop,London. All patterns are written and charted. Each printed book comes with a download code.

Note: Both ‘London Cosmopolitan’ and ‘Ghost’’ are beautiful bespoke colors for Loop,London. This shawl will look totally beautiful in many color combinations.

After declaring brioche the stitch of the year, it’s no surprise that Stephen West’s contribution is an homage to just that. Letting the naturally impressive stitch take centre stage, the shape is kept simple with zigzag increases and a scalloped edge. Stephen is also an advocate of mixing different fibres and weights of yarn so ‘Meandering’ juxtaposes the slick single ply of madelinetosh Merino Light with the fuzzy halo of Orkney Angora. The result is a plush, feminine and reversible beauty!

One size: 71cm (28in) down centre spine x 168cm (66in) wide

Dark Colour (DC): Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (4ply/ fingering weight; 100% superwash merino wool; 384m / 420yds per 100g skein). Shade: London Cosmopolitan x 1 skein
Light Colour (LC): Orkney Angora St. Magnus DK (DK/ light worsted weight; 50% lambswool, 50% angora; 199m / 218yds per 50g ball) Shade: Ghost x 2 balls

3.5mm (UK 9/US 4) circular needle, 100cm (40in) length
4.5mm (UK 7/US 7) knitting needle for cast on and cast off
4.5mm (UK 7/US G/H) crochet hook for provisional cast-on
Smooth waste yarn for provisional cast-on
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

15 sts and 28 rows to 10cm (4in) over two-colour brioche stitch on 3.5mm needle after blocking.
Note: Only the knit stitches, not the yarn overs, are counted when checking tension.
Take time to check your tension and adjust the needle size as
necessary to ensure an accurate finish.

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