Pogona by Stephen West


July 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
380 yards (347 m)
one size, different sizes can easily be achieved by choosing a different yarn weight or repeating the last 2 rows before the garter edge
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Pogona is one of Westknits’ earliest shawl designs. It’s a beautiful beginner friendly pattern with an elegant shape. Pogona features stockinette and reverse stockinette panels that increase into a generous shawl shape. The shawl is knit seamlessly with three skeins of fingering weight yarn in a beautiful gradient for the large size. The small size features one skein of fingering weight yarn for a quick to knit little shawl. You can bind off at any time to customize the size of your shawl, so you can enjoy a petite one skein wonder or wrap yourself in a large shlanket.

Sizes: Small (Large)

Finished Measurements: 58 (98)″ / 147 (249)cm wingspan length, 15.5 (29.5)″ / 39 (75)cm from CO to BO edge measured along center spine. Measurements taken after blocking.

Yarn: Fingering weight

Yardage: 380 (1300)yds / 347 (1189)m

Shown in: Small Size (orange)
Hedgehog Fibres Merino / Cashmere (Cashmere & Merino; 350yds / 320m per 100g skein)
Colorway - Rusty Nail

Large Size (faded version)
Qing Fibre Yak Singles (65% Merino Wool, 20% Silk, 15% Yak; 525yds / 480m per 120g skein)
Color A - Sunflower Maze (lightest)
Color B - Pangolin
Color C - Nectar (darkest)

Needles: US 6 / 4mm circular in 32” / 80cm length or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: 20 stitch markers, tapestry needle

Gauge: 22 sts & 38 rows = 4″ / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking

This pattern was updated on June 7, 2022 with the new large size. The pattern was originally published as one small size only.