Painting Columns Shawl by Stephen West

Painting Columns Shawl

February 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 54 rows = 4 inches
in slip stitch column pattern after blocking.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1210 - 1580 yards (1106 - 1445 m)
One Size. Easily customizable.
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This top-down shawl is all about crisp clean lines and playful color combinations. The columns are achieved by slipping stitches, so you only work with one color at a time. I used seven colors in my sample, but you can use as many colors as you like to customize the colorful stripes. I-cord edges frame the semi-circular shape for a crisp clean finish.

Finished Measurements
66′′ / 168cm wingspan length, 20′′ / 51cm from CO to BO edge measured along the center. Measurements taken after blocking.

Fingering Weight

Color A - 80yds / 73m
Color B - 200yds / 183m
Color C - 170yds / 155m
Color D - 310yds / 283m with a single strand of fingering weight or 620yds / 567m with 2 strands lace weight held together
Color E - 220yds / 201m
Color F - 60yds / 55m with a single strand of fingering weight or 120yds / 110m with 2 strands lace weight held together
Color G - 170yds / 155m

To create an extra fluffy effect, use 2 strands of lace weight mohair for colors D & F. I used 430yds / 393m for the small size with 2 strands lace weight held together for this color. So, if you just have one 50g skein of lace weight mohair for color D & F, you should have enough yarn to knit the small size border.

Shown in
Blue/Gray Sample (larger border)
Undercover Otter Eventide (60% Merino Wool, 20% Silk, 20% Yak; 400yds / 366m per 100g skein)
Color A - Space Chicken
Color B - Rowsdower
Color C - The Keep
Color D - Uncle Fester Color E - Silver Bullet Color F - Ghost Town Color G - Citadel

Neutral/Yellow Sample (smaller border)
Garn Stories Merino (100% Merino Wool; 437yds / 400m per 100g skein)
Color A - Nuit (Dark Blue)
Color B - Last Call (blue speckles
Color C - Dune (peachy beige)
Color E - Tolstoi (cream)
Color G - Gib mir Saures (yellow)
West Wool Glowhair (72% Mohair, 28% Silk; 437yds / 400m per 50g skein)
Color D - Canal House (dark gray)
Color F - Dutch Sky (light gray)

US 4 / 3.5mm circular in 47′′ / 120cm length or size needed to obtain gauge

Tapestry needle

24 sts & 54 rows = 4′′ / 10cm in slip stitch column pattern after blocking

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