Purlbreak by Stephen West


September 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1180 - 1200 yards (1079 - 1097 m)
One Size. Top down construction makes this pattern easy to customize.
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Purlbreak is a garter stitch version of the popular Daybreak shawlpattern released in 2009. Purlbreak was modified to have a stretchier wingspan edge while maintaining the classic Daybreak shape and geometric details. The entire fabric is knit top down in garter stitch with slip stitch details. Choose a main color and three contrast colors that fade from light to dark to knit this graphic semi-circular shawl.

If you have previously purchased the Daybreak shawlpattern, you should be able to find this Purlbreak version as a free PDF update in your Ravelry library.

If you purchase Purlbreak as a new pattern, you will also receive the original Daybreak pattern in stockinette stitch, but only in English. If you require Daybreak in another language, please buy the Daybreak pattern here instead. Purlbreak is currently only available in English.

Sizes: One Size

Finished Measurements: 88” / 224cm wingspan, 25” / 64cm from CO to BO edge. Measurements taken after blocking.

Yarn: Fingering Weight

Shown in: Garn Stories Merino 4 Ply (100% Merino Wool; 437yds / 400m per 100g skein)
Color A - Blizzard (dark gray)
Color B - Pfefferminzprinz (light color), Club Tropicana (medium color), Balzac (darkest contrast color)

Yardage: Color A - 430yds / 393m
Color B - approximately 750yds / 686m total.

The sample uses 3 colors for color B which requires approximately 250yds / 229m for each contrast color.

Needles: 40” US 5 / 3.75mm circular

Notions: 8 stitch markers, tapestry needle

Gauge: 23 sts = 4”/10cm in stockinette stitch (Gauge is not crucial, but it will affect the finished size.)

Errata: Section 2 - Stripes, after Row 6; the sentence should read: Repeat last 4 rows 22 more times, then repeat Rows 3 & 4 once more. There should be 48 total contrast color stripes. 555 sts.

English PDF corrected August 16, 2018.