Westknits Dotted Rays Shawl Knitting Pattern

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Westknits Dotted Rays Shawl Knitting Pattern

Designed by Stephen West, Dotted Rays is an arched shawl knitting pattern. Beginning at the center with only a few stitches, the yarn over increases quickly expand the shape. Garter stitch short row wedges add length to one side forming rays that gradually increase in size. The repetitive knit stitches and rhythmic short rows are easy to work while still keeping your interest, a perfect travel project! Built in I-cord edges and an I-cord bind off outline the entire shape for a clean finish. Choose one yarn or use different stash and scrap yarns for a striped effect.

Sizes: Small (Large)

Finished Measurements: 60 (92)”  wingspan, (13) 22” longest part between I-cord edges. Measurements taken after blocking. 

You will need:

  • 720-1200 yards fingering weight yarn (may also be knitted in a worsted weight version
  • Size US 6 and 8 circular 40" needle

Gauge: 20 sts & 48 rows = 4" in garter stitch with US 6 needles & fingering weight yarn 
16 sts & 32 rows = 4" in garter stitch with US 8 needles & worsted weight yarns