Ribbing Please by Stephen West

Ribbing Please

February 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in 2x2 ribbing (measured stretched out after blocking)
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1030 - 1040 yards (942 - 951 m)
One Size. Top-down construction makes it easy to customize.
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Gather a colorful palette of DK & Worsted weight yarns to knit this cozy ribbed shawl. The sample features a constant dark main color using the squishy soft Woolfolk Tov yarn. Stripe your contrast colors however you like to use single skeins and leftover amounts of DK & worsted weight wools. The fabric is knit top-down so you can continue the ribbed pattern repeat until the shawl reaches your desired size.

Size: One Size. Top-down construction makes it easy to customize. Stop at anytime or continue increasing for the shlanket of your dreams.

Finished Measurements: 88″ / 224cm wingspan length, 28” / 71cm from CO to BO edge. Measurements taken after blocking.

Yarn: DK & Worsted weight

Yardage: MC - 515yds / 471m
CC - 515yds / 471m

CC is shown using several different color pops. Gather a range of colors in DK & worsted weight yarns for these accent stripes.

Shown in: MC - Woolfolk Tov (100% Merino Wool; 173yds / 158m per 100g skein), Color - T11 Graphite

CC - Various DK & Worsted weight yarns including Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK & Merino Aran in Harajuku & Sorry Not Sorry, Woolfolk Tov in reddish brown, Qing Fibre Supersoft DK in yellow, Orkney Angora St. Magnus DK in green, orange, and blue (held double), & some tweed wools in green & purple.

The sample fabric includes some variety in the yarn weight. Use the needle size you like with the thickest yarn and any thinner yarn weights will be a bit less dense. You can also hold fingering weight yarn double to achieve gauge.

Needles: 47″ US 8 / 5mm circular

Notions: 1 stitch marker, tapestry needle

Gauge: 16 sts & 30 rows = 4″ / 10cm in 2x2 ribbing (measured stretched out after blocking)