Painting Columns Shawl by Stephen West

Painting Columns Shawl

Knitting
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.

Yarn
Fingering Weight

Yardage
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)

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

Notions
Tapestry needle

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

Pattern Note
Weave in your ends as you go! Use the Weavin’ Stephen technique as you introduce new colorful stripes. Watch this Westknits video to assist with this technique.