Tempest by Josh Ryks-Robinsky


December 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
6 stitches = 1 inch
in Garter Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
800 - 820 yards (732 - 750 m)
One Size
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Tempest is inspired by the bands on a weather map indicating weather fronts moving in: jagged, spaced arcs that indicate what’s about to come! It’s a long, jagged gentle crescent shape with short rows, a simple eyelet border, and one large band that uses most of a skein of Self-striping yarn to really highlight those gorgeous stripes!

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Size: 95 in/242 cm along the length of the scarf X 11 in/28 cm at the widest part of the shawl. Shawl size may vary, depending on individual knitter’s gauge, yarns used, and blocking preferences.

Recommended yarn: Two colors of fingering weight yarn; one in a solid/tonal/semi-solid/speckle and the other in a self-striping, gradient, or crazy variegated to make the sideways band POP!

Sample Used:

  • NBK Merino Fingering Singles (100% Merino; 400 yd/366 m) in the color way “Tainted Love” (MC - solid)
  • 716knit 716sock (80% Merino/20% Nylon; 400 yd/ 365 m) in the color way: “The Seaward” (CC – self-striping)


  • MC (Solid): 400 yd/ 365m
  • CC (Self-striping): 400 yd/ 365 m

Needles: One set of US size 5/ 3.75 mm circular needles in a 32 in/80 cm length

Gauge: 6 sts to the inch/cm in Garter stitch on a US size 5/3.75 mm needle.

Notions: Stitch markers, scissors, and a tapestry needle.

Techniques Used in this Pattern: SLPYO (German) Short Rows, garter stitch, simple K2TOG/YO eyelet lace, and basic increases and decreases.