Stitch by Numbers by Stephen West

Stitch by Numbers

February 2022
Light Fingering ?
27 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in 4 rows stockinette stitch after blocking
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1850 yards (1692 m)
One Size
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Enjoy a modular collage of different slip stitch patterns with this bold arched shape. The seamless construction begins in the center with the Painting Bricks motif. Then, stitches are picked up to knit each wing with stripes, triangles, and chevrons. A final border frames the architectural shape with slip stitch squares. Choose a main color and five contrast color pops in fingering weight yarn to create this stunning statement shawl.

Finished Measurements
84′′ / 213cm wingspan length, 19′′ / 48cm wide along the center of the bricks section. Measurements taken after blocking.

Fingering weight

MC - 850yds / 777m
CC1 - 200yds / 183m

CC2 - 200yds / 183m

CC3 - 200yds / 183m
CC4 - 200yds / 183m
CC5 - 200yds / 183m

Shown in
La Bien Aimée Merino Super Sock (75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon; 465yds / 425m per 100g skein)

Green sample
MC - Kokko (green)

CC1 - Interstellar (cream)

CC2 - Jkim is Grellow (yellow/grey)

CC3 - Direwolf (grey)
CC4 - Quartz Fumé (purple)

CC5 - The Magellanic Clouds (dark grey)
I recommend using CC’s from light to dark starting with CC1 as the lightest CC and ending with CC5 as the darkest color.

Warm Sample
MC - Stone (grey)

CC1 - Pêche Mignon (cream)
CC2 - Dawn (pink)

CC3 - Hella (neon orange)
CC4 - Rust (orange)

CC5 - Kitsune (red)

US 3 / 3.25mm circular in 40′′ / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge

10 stitch markers, tapestry needle

Gauge: 27 sts & 40 rows = 4′′ / 10cm in 4 rows garter stitch
+ 4 rows stockinette stitch 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.

Errata: SECTION 7 Row 5 - there is a sl3 wyib instruction in this row but it should be “k3” instead of “sl3 wyib”.