Geogradient Shawl by Stephen West

Geogradient Shawl

September 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch before blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
3.5 mm (E)
1520 yards (1390 m)
One Size (customizable)
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Geogradient is a geometric explosion of color. Choose four colors of fingering weight yarn in a gradient color series. Organize your colors from light to dark as you begin knitting the center square. There is also a crochet option in Section 1 of the pattern. Continue with eyelet stripes that flow into a textured zig zag slip stitch pattern. The border of this modular shawl features a dip stitch technique, which is so much fun to knit! Finish the shawl with some festive fringe and drape this wearable work of art over your shoulders.

Finished Measurements
70” / 178cm wingspan length, 26” / 66cm tall measured along the center of the shawl from wingspan edge to border. Measurements taken after blocking.

Fingering weight

Approximately 1520yds / 1388m total
Color A - 380yds / 347m
Color B - 380yds / 347m
Color C - 380yds / 347m
Color D - 380yds / 347m

If you are knitting a version with a smaller border you will require less yarn, but I recommend starting with the yardage recommendations above to ensure you do not run out of yarn.

Shown in
Yellow Shawl
West Wool Bicycle
Color A - Buttercup
Color B - Bianca
Color C - Dijon
Color D - Tiger

Yellow shawl shown with optional crochet granny square.

Purple Shawl
Walk Collection Cottage Merino
Color A - Powder
Color B - Secret
Color C - Envy
Color D - Nightshade

US 4 / 3.5mm in 40″ / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge
US E / 3.5mm crochet hook for optional crocheted granny square

9 stitch markers, tapestry needle

24 sts & 48 rows = 4″ / 10cm in garter stitch before blocking

Try to get close to the recommended stitch gauge to ensure you don’t run out of yarn. A similar stitch gauge is more important than getting an exact row gauge.

Garter Stitch Swatch
If you would like to see how your colors interact, cast on 30 stitches and knit some colorful stripes, knitting on the right side and wrong side for garter stitch. I recommend striping the colors by knitting 8 rows of each color, resulting in 4 garter ridges for each stripe like this…

Knit 8 rows with color A.
Knit 8 rows with color B.
Knit 8 rows with color C.
Knit 8 rows with color D.

Repeat those stripes again to see your A, B, C, D striping effect and check your stitch gauge

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