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Westknits Kits are available at Stephen & Penelope!

  • This is a PDF knitting pattern.

    Fantastitch is a semi-circular shawl packed with textured stripes and slipped stitches. The samples feature La Bien Aimée Cashmerino and Kumo for a luxurious blend of merino, cashmere, and alpaca fibers. The graphic details and clean lines of the shawl beautifully showcase hand dyed colorways. The pattern is written for seven colors, but you can customize the stripes however you like by adding extra color pops. I recommend including light, medium, and dark tones to accentuate the graphic quality of the shawl.

    Fantastitch would make an amazing stash buster!

  • Sizes
    Small (Large)

    The Rainbow and Gray/Gold samples are the large size. The Purple sample is the small size, so it doesn’t have the final twisted rib and honeycomb slip stitch patterns.

    Finished Measurements
    78 (96)” / 198 (244)cm wingspan length, 23 (29)” / 58 (74)cm from CO to BO edge measured along the center. Measurements taken after blocking.

    Fingering weight

    Approximately 985 (1695)yds / 901 (1550)m total
    Color A - 280 (380)yds / 256 (347)m
    Color B - 110 (210)yds / 101 (192)m
    Color C - 220 (310)yds / 201 (283)m
    Color D - 70 (105)yds / 64 (96)m
    Color E - 190 (390)yds / 174 (357)m
    Color F - 40 (180)yds / 37 (165)m
    Color G - 75 (120)yds / 69 (110)m

    US 5 / 3.75mm circular in 40” / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge

    2 stitch markers, tapestry needle

    21 sts & 40 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch after blocking

  • Rainbow Sample (Large Size)
    La Bien Aimée Cashmerino
    Color A - Yellow Brick Road (gold)
    Color C - Eric Northman (red)
    Color E - Fluoro Morganite (neon coral pink)
    La Bien Aimée Kumo
    Color B - Vespa (light blue)
    Color D - Rust (orange)
    Color F - Isle of Arran (dark blue)
    Color G - Anémone (purple)

    Gray/Gold Sample (Large Size)
    Color A - Yellow Brick Road Cashmerino
    Color B - Clay Kumo
    Color C - Ash Cashmerino
    Color D - Smoke Kumo
    Color E - Cassiopeia Cashmerino
    Color F - Stone Kumo
    Color G - Ghost Kumo

    Purple Sample (Small Size)
    Color A - Direwolf Cashmerino
    Color B - Sansa Kumo
    Color C - The Flying Knitter Cashmerino
    Color D - Dawn Kumo
    Color E - The Magellanic Clouds Cashmerino
    Color F - Anenome Kumo
    Color G - Quartz Fumé Kumo