Rockefeller was originally published as the second Westknits Mystery Shawl in 2012. It is worked in four sections. The first section features short row wedges that form a crescent. Stitches are picked up in the second section and worked in stockinette stitch with yarn over shaping. Garter stitch intarsia stripes decorate this section.
The bottom border in the third section is achieved with slipped stitches and finished with an I-cord bind off.
The final wing tips are easy garter stitch stripes with I-cord edges to finish the architecturally inspired shawl.
Available in Japanese here. This pattern is also available in Westknits Bestknits 3 - Shawl Evolution. If you download this pattern from the Westknits Bestknits e-book, the yarn and color information may be slightly altered to reflect the samples photographed in the book, but the instructions remain the same.
Sizes One Size
Yarn Fingering weight
Yardage Color A – 450yds / 411m Color B – 505yds / 462m
Needles US 4 / 3.5mm circular in 40" / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions Tapestry needle, waste yarn
Gauge 28 sts and 52 rows = 4? / 10cm in garter stitch Note that if your gauge is less than 28 sts or 52 rows, you may need a bit more yardage.
Pattern notes Take care not to carry the yarn too tightly along the edge while striping colors.
West Wool Bicycle (90% Falkland Merino, 10% Texel; 390yds/357m per 100g skein) Color A - Canal House (dark gray) Color B - Dutch Sky (light gray)
A Verb for Keeping Warm Even Tinier Annapurna (80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere; 565yds / 517m per 115g skein) Color A – Tomarus (deep plum) Color B – Scarab (light orange)