Wednesday, April 21, 2021

The shawl that started it all!

Sometimes you need a really easy, no thinking project. When I was looking on Ravelry today, Stephen West’s Boneyard Shawl was on the front page of patterns. 

Photos © Stephen West

The pattern is free on Ravelry.
This simple triangular shawl begins at the top center and increases toward the border. You can knit this shawl with any yarn weight and continue the shape to make it as large as you wish. Three skeins of West Wool Tandem is enough to knit the DK weight version or two skeins of West Wool Bicycle will make a thinner fingering weight version. Boneyard Shawl was my first Westknits design published in 2009 named after the Boneyard Arts Festival in Urbana, Illinois. It was the shawl that started it all! Once you knit the Boneyard Shawl, you can experiment with stripes and textures as you venture into the woolly world of Westknits shawl knitting.

You can knit the shawl in any thickness of yarn. Hand dyed. Solid. Two colours. You can make the shawl as big as you want. Just keep knitting if you want it bigger.

How do you know which size needles to use? Knit a swatch and block it. If you like the fabric then that’s the needle. If you want it a bit tighter then go down to a smaller needle. A bit looser and go to a larger needle.

When you are on the pattern page for the Boneyard Shawl you can click on YARN IDEAS at the top of the page and it will show you all the different yarns that people have used. 

There are almost 9,500 projects on Ravelry. You know it’s a great pattern.

I don’t know how it happened but I ended up with Dream State at home - there will be another Nightshift in my future. Not the near future but sometime this summer.

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While I was eating dinner I did a bit of shopping. Atenti has new bags. These won’t be arriving for a bit - at least a month but I had to share.

We have two new Hope Baskets coming.

A roomy stand-alone project bag. Top rolls down for easy access. Wide opening and two handles. Fully lined in water repellent taffeta. Inside are three pockets. 12" tall x 8" wide x 8" deep

This is the Flora Overnighter

An immaculate embroidered floral design. Perfect for a weekend away, a knitter's project bag, an airline carry-on or a diaper bag, our roomy Overnighters have double straps, a 25" zippered opening and a full water resistant lining. Inside are a zippered pocket and a divided pocket with a cell phone slot.

The Flora Sophia

An immaculate embroidered floral design. Opening to a 10" diameter circle with a metal snap frame closure, the Sophia bag shows off a fully lined water resistant taffeta interior. Inside are a zippered pocket and an open divided pocket with a cell phone slot. Double 13” straps (5"drop). This purse has feet.

It’s time to sign off because the bags weren’t the only shopping I did. Fall Noro has been ordered. These won’t be here until July so I’ll save that for another day. Before I break my credit card I’m going to knit.

1 comment:

Lisa A said...

Steven posted a YouTube tutorial for the boneyard shawl this week. He is a great teacher.