Rockefeller by Stephen West


July 2012
28 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
one size, see notes below
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Rockefeller was originally published as the second Westknits Mystery Shawl in 2012. It is worked in four sections. The first section features short row wedges that form a crescent. Stitches are picked up in the second section and worked in stockinette stitch with yarn over shaping. Garter stitch intarsia stripes decorate this section. The bottom border in the third section is achieved with slipped stitches and finished with an I-cord bind off. The final wing tips are easy garter stitch stripes with I-cord edges to finish the architecturally inspired shawl.

Available in Japanese here.

This pattern is also available in Westknits Bestknits 3 - Shawl Evolution. If you download this pattern from the Westknits Bestknits e-book, the yarn and color information may be slightly altered to reflect the samples photographed in the book, but the instructions remain the same.

Sizes: One Size

Recommended Yarn: 2 colors of a light fingering weight / 3 ply

Yardage: Color A – 450yds / 411m
Color B – 505yds / 462m

Gauge: 28 sts and 52 rows = 4? / 10cm in garter stitch
Note that if your gauge is less than 28 sts or 52 rows, you may need a bit more yardage.

My Version: A Verb for Keeping Warm Even Tinier Annapurna (80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere; 565yds / 517m per 115g skein)
Color A – Tomarus (deep plum)
Color B – Scarab (light orange)

BO: bind off
CO: cast on
k: knit
k2tog: knit two together
m: marker
p: purl
pm: place marker
RS: right side
sl: slip
slm: slip marker
st/s: stitch/es
tbl: through back loop
WS: wrong side
wyib: with yarn in back
wyif: with yarn in front
yo: yarn over
M1L: (make one left) with left needle, lift strand between sts from the front, knit through the back loop
xAB: cross color A strand over color B. Crossing strands of yarn will ensure that there are no holes in the fabric. Do the same for xBA. The strand of yarn just worked is crossed over the strand of yarn that is about to be worked. The cross always happens with yarn in back on the RS and with yarn in front on the WS.