Westfjords Wanderer by Stephen West

Westfjords Wanderer

Knitting
September 2019
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
Fingering
+ Light Fingering
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch (unblocked)
US 8 - 5.0 mm
2300 yards (2103 m)
One Size
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Embrace your love for color with this luscious marled shawl. Hold two strands of yarn of yarn together throughout the entire project to blend the colors. Begin by knitting a long band of short row wedges that form a wide wavy shape. Pick up stitches and gradually decrease toward the top center of the shawl. The garter and stockinette stitches are very easy to knit so you can focus on painting with colors. This large canvas is ideal for mixing leftover bits of yarn with single skeins. I knit this marled shawl while visiting a friend up in the Westfjords of Iceland. Colorful garter stitch rows make the perfect travel knitting projects to keep you company while wandering and exploring new areas.

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Finished Measurements: 78” / 198cm wingspan length, 34” / 86cm measured from the top center down to the bottom of the short row wedges. Measurements taken after blocking.

Yarn: Fingering weight held double

Yardage: Approximately 2300yds / 2103m total.

7 skeins (100g each) of fingering weight yarn are enough to complete the entire shawl holding two strands of yarn together. The pattern is written for 7 colors, 1 skein each.

The multi-colored sample features features twelve total colors for a stash busting project.

Shown in:
Gray/Gold Sample
West Wool Bicycle
Color A - Birch Tree (white)
Color C - Dutch Sky (light gray)
Color E - Greykjavik (medium gray)
Color G - Canal House (dark gray)

La Bien Aimée Super Sock
Color B - Quail (light gray speckled)
Color D - Grellow (gray/yellow)
Color F - Yellow Brick Road (golden yellow)

Multi-color Sample
Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles
Colorways - Cereal, Glacier, Harajuku, Hunter, Hush, Plump, UFO, Wish
Qing Fibre Merino Singles
Colorways - Brick, Hero, Honeycomb, Soft Grey

Needles: US 8 / 5mm circular in 40” / 100cm length or size needle to obtain gauge

Notions: 7 stitch markers, tapestry needle

Gauge: 20 sts & 40 rows = 4” / 10cm (unblocked) in garter stitch with two strands of yarn held together.