The original, sometimes extravagant designs of his shawls, the studied constructions of his patterns and his innovative perception of color have have helped Stephen West become an internationally recognized and respected designer.    

 

 

BIO

 

Stephen was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma; moved to Chicago, Illinois for University, and later moved to Amsteram, Netherlands, to study choreography.  Stephen’s designs have now been knitted by thousands of knitters all around the world. He now lives in Amsterdam where he co-owns Stephen & Penelope, a yarn boutique in the city center.

In 2019 Stephen and his business partner Malia Mae Joseph realized a long-held dream by launching their first yarn brand, West Wool.

Learn more about Stephen’s world: @westknitsinstagram et westknits.com

 

 CANAL RING SHAWL

 

 

 

This large semi-circular shawl is inspired by the clean lines and architecture along the beautiful canal rings of Amsterdam. Twisted ribbing increases and decreases along the wingspan, producing scalloped edges. The clean body of the shawl features stockinette and reverse stockinette fabric while intarsia is used to highlight the striped rings throughout the body of the shawl. A final chevron border in twisted ribbing decorates the final shawl shape

 

PUBLICATION DATE : February 2019

YARN SUBSITUTION : 

Quantity : Fingering yarn (approx. 350m-390 yds/100grs)
Main color (MC) : 800 m (875 yds)
Contrasting color : Approx. 412 m in total (450 yds)
137m/150 yds (of each color if you are using 3 colors for color B).

NEEDLES
US 5 (3.75mm)

GAUGE
24 m- 32 rgs = 4”/10cms in stockinette stitch after blocking.

FINAL MEASUREMENTS
70” / 178cm wingspan length, 28” / 71cm from CO to BO edge. Measurements taken after blocking.

NOTE
Pattern available in English.

WHERE CAN I FIND THE PATTERN
On Ravelry

 

MY VERSION OF STEPHEN’S SHAWL

 

A gradient of grayish blues selected from the many shades of ORGANIC WOOL Fingering yarn by Krea Deluxe, combined with a white – ecru neutral as basic color.

 

* Blanc-Ecru : 01 * Pétrole : 27 * Bleu gris : 26 * Ciel 25*
Follow my WIP on Ravelry !

 

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