Samen by Stephen West


September 2013
yarn held together
+ Fingering
= Lace ?
20 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
2330 yards (2131 m)
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This top-down shawl uses lace or fingering weight yarn in six different colors. Hold two strands of yarn together and knit wide garter stitch stripes in this top-down triangular shawl. Short rows are added to one half of the triangle in an eyelet stitch pattern, forming a long asymmetrical shape.

Finished Measurements: 108” / 274cm wingspan length, 24” / 61cm along center point from CO to BO. Measurements taken after blocking.

Yarn: Fingering weight held together with lace weight mohair

The sample features one strand of lace weight mohair silk held together with one strand of fingering weight wool. You can also try a version holding two lace weight yarns together for a thinner fabric or two fingering weight yarns together for a thicker fabric.

Yardage: Color A - 300yds / 274m
Color B - 300yds / 274m
Color C - 350yds / 320m
Color D - 400yds / 366m
Color E - 550yds / 503m
Color F - 430yds / 393m

Shown in: West Wool Bicycle (90% Falkland Merino, 10% Texel; 390yds / 357m per 100g skein)
Color A - Powder (light pink)
Color C - Beatrix (orange)
Color E - Prince (blue)

West Wool Glowhair (72% Mohair, 28% Silk; 437yds / 400m per 50g skein)
Color B - Roswitha (pink)
Color D - Glow (gold)
Color F - Norway (teal)

Needles: US 6 / 4mm circular in 40” / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: 2 stitch markers, tapestry needle

Gauge: 20 sts & 36 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch after lightly blocking

These are the yardage estimates if you are making a 5-color version.

Lace Weight Version (5 colors)
Color A: 470yds / 430m
Color B: 445yds / 407m
Color C: 260yds / 238m
Color D: 305yds / 279m
Color E: 221yds / 202m

Fingering Weight Version (5 colors)
Color A: 220yds / 201m
Color B: 285yds / 261m
Color C: 360yds / 329m
Color D: 420yds / 384m
Color E: 320yds / 293m

Lace Weight Version
Malabrigo Lace (100% Merino Wool; 470yds / 430m per 50g skein)
A - Pale Khaki
B - Cadmium
C - Emerald
D - Roanoke
E - Burgundy

Fingering Weight Version
Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% Superwash Wool; 420yds / 384m per 120g skein)
A – Antler
B – Antique Lace
C – French Grey
D – Kale
E – Dust Bowl