Skystorm by Stephen West


June 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1140 yards (1042 m)
One Size. Two shape options.
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Skystorm is an asymmetric top-down shawl knit in garter stitch with stockinette stitch texture stripes. Three colors fade together as eyelet increases shape the fabric. Choose between two shapes for this pattern, a smooth wave with straight edges or a version with a wavy border. I-cord edges frame the shawl for a simple elegant accessory that’s easy to knit.

Use this video tutorial to help with the I-cord cast on.

Sizes: Straight Border (Wavy Border)

There are two shape variations to this pattern.

The first Straight Border option has more of an overall wave shape with a curved wingspan edge and a simple straight border.

The second Wavy Border option has a straight wingspan edge and a wavy border.

Finished Measurements: 64 (72)” / 163 (183)cm wingspan length, 42 (36)” / 107 (91)cm from CO to BO edge measured along center increase holes. Measurements taken after blocking.

Yarn: Fingering weight

Yardage: Color A - 380yds / 347m
Color B - 380yds / 347m
Color C - 380yds / 347m

Shown in: Fru Valborg Merino Swirl

Blue Sample
Color A - Bise (lightest)
Color B - Bora
Color C - Willwaw (darkest)

Purple/Orange Sample
Color A - Anvil (lightest)
Color B - Ribbon
Color C - Bolt (darkest)

Needles: US 4 / 3.5mm circular in 40” / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: 10 stitch markers, tapestry needle

Gauge: 20 sts & 34 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch after blocking