Stephen West’s prolific shawl designs and innovative use of color have made him an internationally recognized designer.
Stephen was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma; moved to Chicago, Illinois for school, and later moved to Amsterdam, Netherlands, to study choreography. Stephen's designs have been knitted by thousands of knitters all around the world. He currently 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.
Curvette is the newest shawl in the Westknits shawl family coming Wednesday, June 2! This lightweight summery shawl is easy to knit and feature's Mominoki Yarn + West Wool Glowhair.
We have lots of beautiful kits dyed by Life in the Long Grass combined with our West Wool Glowhair. Collect a kit at Stephen & Penelope. We ship worldwide!
Westknits Classics contains 12 classic knitting accessories including hats, shawls, and scarves! These patterns were many of my first designs that I ever published. You will encounter several different stitches and shaping techniques. They are beginner friendly, so you can learn some new skills as you knit these patterns.
We have lots of Westknits kits with curated color palettes to knit several of my designs. Collect a Westknits kit at Stephen & Penelope!
PATTERNS ON RAVELRY
Ravelry is one of the most popular sites for knitters & handcrafters. Find Westknits patterns there along with a whole host of other designers and features to enhance your crafting life. On Ravelry, patterns can be stored in your library to be revisited later, and your personal projects can be given their own page in your own notebook
PATTERNS ON GUMROAD
Gumroad is an online platform that facilitates the sale of products by creators: writers, designers, software developers, musicians, comic artists, filmmakers, and anyone in-between. Sahil Lavingia founded the company in 2011 with the intention of making selling as easy as social sharing. Patterns sold on Gumroad receive the same updates as those sold on Ravelry.