Radiate Shawl by Stephen West

Radiate Shawl

November 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, after lightly blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1100 yards (1006 m)
One Size (customizable)
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This top-down shawl is an easy garter stitch semi-circle designed to showcase beautiful colors. I-cord edges frame the shawl while yarn overs form the smooth shape. The yarn overs increase in size as the rows get longer for a radiating effect. Three skeins of fingering weight yarn like Lola Bean’s hand-dyed merino wool will create the shawl or you can knit a multi-color version with colorful stripes. Enjoy the simple elegance of this very wearable shawl shape.

Finished Measurements
55” / 140cm wingspan length, 24” / 61cm from CO to BO edge. Measurements taken after blocking.

Fingering weight


Solid Version (Burgundy)
1100yds / 1006m total

Striped Version (Yellow/Green)
Color A - 140yds / 128m
Color B - 285yds / 261m
Color C - 390yds / 357m
Color D - 190yds / 174m
Color E - 45yds / 41m

Shown in

Solid Version
Lola Bean Navy Bean
Colorway - Burgundy Beam

Striped Version
Walk Collection Cottage Merino
Color A - Artichoke Hearts
Color B - Lime Soda
Color C - Olivia
Color D - Arielle
Color E - Manhattan Beach Wave

If you would like to make a 3-skein faded version of this shawl, I shared notes on how to stripe and fade your colors together here.

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

Tapestry needle

20 sts & 38 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch after lightly blocking

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