Westfjords Wanderer


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  • This is a PDF knitting pattern.

    Embrace your love for color with this luscious marled shawl. Hold two strands of yarn of yarn together throughout the entire project to blend the colors. Begin by knitting a long band of short row wedges that form a wide wavy shape. Pick up stitches and gradually decrease toward the top center of the shawl. The garter and stockinette stitches are very easy to knit so you can focus on painting with colors. This large canvas is ideal for mixing leftover bits of yarn with single skeins. I knit this marled shawl while visiting a friend up in the Westfjords of Iceland.

    Colorful garter stitch rows make the perfect travel knitting projects to keep you company while wandering and exploring new areas.

    All rights reserved. Pattern for personal use only.

  • Finished Measurements
    78” / 198cm wingspan length, 34” / 86cm measured from the top center down to the bottom of the short row wedges. Measurements taken after blocking.

    Fingering weight held double

    Approximately 2300yds / 2103m total

    7 skeins (100g each) of fingering weight yarn are enough to complete the entire shawl holding two strands of yarn together. The pattern is written for 7 colors, 1 skein each.

    The multi-colored sample features 12 total colors for a stash busting project.

    US 8 / 5mm circular in 40” / 100cm length or size needle to obtain gauge

    7 stitch markers, tapestry needle

    20 sts & 40 rows = 4” / 10cm (unblocked) in garter stitch with two strands of yarn held together.

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  • Gray/Gold Sample
    West Wool Bicycle
    Color A - Birch Tree (white)
    Color C - Dutch Sky (light gray)
    Color E - Greykjavik (medium gray)
    Color G - Canal House (dark gray)

    La Bien Aimée Super Sock
    Color B - Quail (light gray speckled)
    Color D - Grellow (gray/yellow)
    Color F - Yellow Brick Road (golden yellow)

    Blue Green Sample
    Color A - West Wool Bicycle in Glass
    Color B - Life in the Long Grass Singles in Mythical
    Color C - West Wool Bicycle in Lichen
    Color D - Life in the Long Grass Singles in Emerald Eve
    Color E - West Wool Bicycle in Prince
    Color F - Life in the Long Grass Singles in Stellar
    Color G - West Wool Bicycle in Marinière

    Multi-color Sample
    Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles
    Colorways - Cereal, Glacier, Harajuku, Hunter, Hush, Plump, UFO, Wish
    Qing Fibre Merino Singles
    Colorways - Brick, Hero, Honeycomb, Soft Grey