Wicked Witch of the West by Leeana Gardiner

Wicked Witch of the West

June 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
450 - 463 yards (411 - 423 m)
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The Wicked Witch of the West shawlette is NOW AVAILABLE and was designed for the Whirlsie’s Designs/Fibrewebs club in June 2015.

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The girl had to work hard during the day, and often the Witch threatened to beat her with the same old umbrella she always carried in her hand. But, in truth, she did not dare to strike Dorothy, because of the mark upon her forehead. The child did not know this, and was full of fear for herself and Toto. Once the Witch struck Toto a blow with her umbrella and the brave little dog flew at her and bit her leg in return. The Witch did not bleed where she was bitten, for she was so wicked that the blood in her had dried up many years before. - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900).

The Wicked Witch of the West shawlette is knit all in one piece from the bottom up. The umbrella edging sets the scene of this accessory, but don’t be scared by the amount of stitches at the beginning, this shawl is a quick knit!

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a much loved story of my childhood and I loved the idea of a knitted collection. Australia is also known as Oz, and being an Aussie myself I love the idea of collaborating with Aussie indie dyers.