The Doodler Shawl Part One

The Doodler Shawl

Stephen West's designs have become iconic within the knitwear community. Join us to doodle along while we play with color and shape with the unique construction of The Doodle: Westknits 2015 Mystery Shawl. This shawl is no longer a mystery, but it is gorgeous! There are many skills that can be learned while knitting this amazing shawl and your color choice will truly make the shawl. Will your doodler be sweet and subtle? Daring and bold? Sophisticated and classic? The options are endless, so come join Liz to doodle our way through August into September!

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Dates: 4 sessions, August 6, 20, 27 and September 10, from 12:30 - 4:30 pm

Cost: $90

Instructor: Liz

Skills Learned:

·I-chords

oPicking up stitches into i-chords

oi-chord edging

·short rows in garter with yarnovers

·Reversible cable

·Feather and fan-style lace

·Slipped-stitch picot bindoff

Skills Needed:

·Ability to knit and purl, and make simple increases and decreases

Materials Needed:

·3 contrasting colors of fingering weight yarn, please read this excerpt from Stephen himself about color choice:

oColor A - 355yds / 325m; Color B - 285yds / 261m, Color C - 395yds / 361m

oColor A

§"Think about color A as the main color, the leading role in the shawl. This could be a speckled or multi-color yarn or a beautiful neutral. It has space to shine. If you want to use a self-striping yarn then I recommend using it as color A. Color A needs a buddy so along comes color B."

oColor B

§"Color B is an accent color. It needs to offer some contrast to color A. Think about a pop of color or something brighter or darker than color A."

oColor C

§"Color C joins the party fashionably late. It’s a color that demands to be featured. This could be a bold sassy color or something dark and dramatic."

·US#4 (3.5mm) 40" circular needle

·Stitch markers

·Tapestry needle

·Copy of The Doodler by Stephen West, available on Ravelry, or you can purchase it at the shop and have it emailed to you and linked to your Rav account.

Homework:

·Bring your yarn caked and ready to doodle!