Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West

Boneyard Shawl

April 2009
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 7 - 4.5 mm
654 yards (598 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

The updated English PDF features options for M1L/M1R increases or Yarn Over increases along with 2 bind off options!

Knit this pattern with my free Boneyard Shawl YouTube tutorial! I show you how to cast on, work the M1L/M1R increases, and how to bind off.

This simple triangular shawl begins at the top center and increases toward the border. You can knit this shawl with any yarn weight and continue the shape to make it as large as you wish. Three skeins of West Wool Tandem is enough to knit the DK weight version or two skeins of West Wool Bicycle will make a thinner fingering weight version. Boneyard Shawl was my first Westknits design published in 2009 named after the Boneyard Arts Festival in Urbana, Illinois. It was the shawl that started it all! Once you knit the Boneyard Shawl, you can experiment with stripes and textures as you venture into the woolly world of Westknits shawl knitting.

Try a striped Boneyard Shawl with extra edge increases for an elongated wingspan. Pattern variation here!

Westknits Kits are available online at Stephen & Penelope

Finished Measurements: 70″ / 178cm wingspan length, 30″ / 76cm from CO to BO edge measured along center spine. Measurements taken after blocking.

The Finished Measurements are similar for a fingering weight version or the thicker DK weight version. You can customize the shawl to any size by starting the border after any pattern repeat.

Yarn: Fingering weight (DK weight)

Yardage: Fingering Weight Version
750yds / 689m
2 skeins of West Wool Bicycle

DK Weight Version
600yds / 549m
3 skeins of West Wool Tandem

Shown in: DK Weight Version
West Wool Tandem
Colorway - Pebble

Needles: US 4 (7) / 3.5 (4.5)mm circular in 40″ / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: 2 stitch markers, tapestry needle

Gauge: 22 (18) sts & 32 (28) rows = 4″ / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking