Chrysler by Stephen West


September 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with garter ridges after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1380 yards (1262 m)
One Size
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Many of my first designs were inspired by simple architectural motifs, so this new interpretation of the Chrysler Building continues along that thread of simple, illustrative forms and clean lines. This shawl explores slipped stitches as you knit the textured stripes. The graphic columns lead to a wavy border decorated with slip stitch triangles, inspired by those on the top of the Chrysler Building. Choose a plump fingering weight yarn like Undercover Otter Squirm Sock to knit this large shawl.

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Finished Measurements: 65” / 165cm wingspan length, 28” / 71cm from CO to BO edge. Measurements taken after blocking.

Yarn: Fingering weight

Yardage: Color A – 700yds / 640m
Color B – 680yds / 622m

Shown in: Gray/Aqua Sample
Undercover Otter Squirm Sock
Color A – Uncle Fester (gray)
Color B – Citadel (aqua)

Black/Gray Sample
West Wool Bicycle
Color A – Copenhagen (black)
Qing Fibre BFL Sock
Color B – Frost (light gray speckled)

Needles: US 5 / 3.75mm circular in 40” / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions: 16 stitch markers, tapestry needle

Gauge: 20 sts & 38 rows = 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch with garter ridges after blocking

Gauge Swatch Pattern
Using A, k 1 row.
P 1 row.
Using B, k 1 row.
K 1 row.

Carry the yarn along the edge while striping colors A & B.

Repeat last 4 rows until swatch measures
4” / 10 cm from CO edge.

Errata: If your print copy of Westknits Westknits 3 is missing Row 49 onward of the CHRYSLER pattern, please email us at so we can make sure you receive the complete PDF file of the CHRYSLER shawl pattern. This printing error only occurred in one batch/edition of Westknits Westknits 3, so your print book copy may be fine, but please let us know if your print book is missing the finishing instructions for this pattern.