Painting Bricks Shawl by Stephen West

Painting Bricks Shawl

Knitting
March 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1320 - 1400 yards (1207 - 1280 m)
Fingering Weight (DK Weight)
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Painting Bricks is a splashy semi-circular shawl. Easy garter stitch is combined with stockinette stitch stripes and slipped stitches for an exciting new Westknits shawl project. Two skeins of the main color are combined with contrast colors in West Wool Bicycle. You can add as many contrast colors as you like to paint the bricks with your leftover color pops.

Finished Measurements: Fingering Weight Version
94” / 239cm wingspan length, 28” / 71cm from CO to BO edge measured along center.

DK Weight Version
104” / 264cm wingspan length, 30” / 76cm from CO to BO edge measured along center.

Measurements taken after blocking.

Yarn: Fingering or DK weight

Yardage: Fingering Weight Version
MC - 720yds / 658m
CC - 600yds / 549m total

The sample features 8 CC’s. The most yardage you need for the CC’s used in the border is approximately 85yds / 78m each. The CC’s used earlier in the pattern that aren’t used in the border only require between 45 – 70yds / 41 – 64m each.

DK Weight Version
MC - 750yds / 686m
CC - 650yds / 594m

Shown in: Fingering Weight Version (dark blue MC)
West Wool Bicycle
MC - Marniére
CC - White Peach, Roswitha, Beatrix, Glow, Prince, Aquamarine, Green Olive, & Cornflower

You can add as many color pops as you like. This shawl is great for showcasing leftover bits of fingering weight yarn!

DK Weight Version (light gray MC)
West Wool Tandem
MC - Pebble
CC - White Peach, Roswitha, Beatrix, Glow, Prince, Aquamarine, Green Olive, & Cornflower along with some neon pops from Undercover Otter & La Bien Aimée

Needles: Fingering Weight Version
US 5 / 3.75mm circular in 47” / 120cm length or size needed to obtain gauge

DK Weight Version
US 7 / 4.5mm circular in 47” / 120cm length or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: 58 stitch markers, tapestry needle

Gauge: Fingering Weight Version
20 sts & 40 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch after blocking

DK Weight Version
18 sts & 36 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter sttich after blocking