Fantastitch by Stephen West


February 2020
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
985 - 1695 yards (901 - 1550 m)
Small (Large)
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Fantastitch is a semi-circular shawl packed with textured stripes and slipped stitches. The samples feature La Bien Aimée Cashmerino and Kumo for a luxurious blend of merino, cashmere, and alpaca fibers. The graphic details and clean lines of the shawl beautifully showcase hand dyed colorways. The pattern is written for seven colors, but you can customize the stripes however you like by adding extra color pops. I recommend including light, medium, and dark tones to accentuate the graphic quality of the shawl. Fantastitch would make an amazing stash buster!

Small (Large)

The Rainbow and Gray/Gold samples are the large size. The Purple sample is the small size, so it doesn’t have the final twisted rib and honeycomb slip stitch patterns.

Finished Measurements
78 (96)” / 198 (244)cm wingspan length, 23 (29)” / 58 (74)cm from CO to BO edge measured along the center. Measurements taken after blocking.

Fingering weight

Approximately 985 (1695)yds / 901 (1550)m total
Color A - 280 (380)yds / 256 (347)m
Color B - 110 (210)yds / 101 (192)m
Color C - 220 (310)yds / 201 (283)m
Color D - 70 (105)yds / 64 (96)m
Color E - 190 (390)yds / 174 (357)m
Color F - 40 (180)yds / 37 (165)m
Color G - 75 (120)yds / 69 (110)m

Shown in

Rainbow Sample (Large Size)
La Bien Aimée Cashmerino
Color A - Yellow Brick Road (gold)
Color C - Eric Northman (red)
Color E - Fluoro Morganite (neon coral pink)

La Bien Aimée Kumo
Color B - Vespa (light blue)
Color D - Rust (orange)
Color F - Isle of Arran (dark blue)
Color G - Anémone (purple)

Gray/Gold Sample (Large Size)
Color A - Yellow Brick Road Cashmerino
Color B - Clay Kumo
Color C - Ash Cashmerino
Color D - Smoke Kumo
Color E - Cassiopeia Cashmerino
Color F - Stone Kumo
Color G - Ghost Kumo

Purple Sample (Small Size)
Color A - Direwolf Cashmerino
Color B - Sansa Kumo
Color C - The Flying Knitter Cashmerino
Color D - Dawn Kumo
Color E - The Magellanic Clouds Cashmerino
Color F - Anenome Kumo
Color G - Quartz Fumé Kumo

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

2 stitch markers, tapestry needle

21 sts & 40 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch after blocking

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