Westport Wrap

A slightly asymmetrical triangle, knit from one side and decreasing down to a point.

Perfect for leftover bits or a variegated yarn with long runs of color. Garter stitch for cushiness and simplicity and stripes for fun. You decide when and how often you want to change colors, and how many colors to use. The pattern includes a coloring page and a couple of striping suggestions.

In designing this shawl I tried to think of a shape that I would really enjoy wearing. The one long side makes it easy to throw it over the opposite shoulder while the shorter side can hang down naturally without dipping into your tea!

Finished measurements: approximately 112 cm and 79 cm along the "legs" of the triangle, and 51 cm deep

Gauge: approximately 20 stitches and 40 rows to 10 cm in unstretched garter stitch

Note: Though conversions to the metric system have been made on this page for your convenience, the pattern itself uses American measurements.

Contains:

  • Knitting pattern for cleverly asymmetrical shawl
  • Schematics, coloring page, and striping suggestions included
  • Suitable for advanced beginners

Materials you need at home:

  • Approximately 385-430 m of fingering-weight yarn in as many colors as you'd like
  • 4.0 mm/US 6 needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
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Laura Aylor

If ‘knitting designer’ had been one of the job choices for those aptitude tests they give you in high school, I wouldn’t have spent so many years trying to decide what I wanted to be when I grew up. My best subject in high school was math; my best classes in college were logic, drawing, and a commercial art class. After careers in computer programming/analysis and child-rearing, knit design snuck up on me, but I think it’s the perfect use of my odd skill set! I love every step of the process, from figuring out how to actually make what I’ve envisioned to putting the finishing touches on a pattern, not to mention all the knitting that comes in between!

I also love reading and hiking and spending time on Brier Island in Nova Scotia every summer.

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