Whitehorn Shawl by Courtney Spainhower

Whitehorn Shawl

by Courtney Spainhower
May 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
952 yards (871 m)
73" wide and 20.5" long at center
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The town of Whitehorn, Colorado, was founded in the mid- to late 1890s during the height of the gold rush. The Whitehorn Shawl’s woven basket–inspired slip-stitch motifs, traditional Latvian braids, and earthy colors are a tribute to the old West. This shawl is worked from the center top down and shaped with increases to create the ample wingspan.

Difficulty Easy

Finished Size 73” wide and 20.5” long at center.

Yarn The Fibre Co. Cumbria Worsted (60% merino wool, 30% Masham wool, 10% mohair; 238 yd / 3.5 oz): #95 St. Bees Beach (cream; MC), 2 skeins; #11 Eden Valley (teal; CC1) and #44 Appleby Castle (red; CC2), 1 skein each.

Needles Size 8 (5 mm): 32” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; waste yarn for provisional CO; tapestry needle.

Gauge 17 sts and 28 rows = 4” in St st.

Notes This shawl is worked back and forth in rows from the center neck down and outward to the points. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.