Stephen West Fantastitch or PICK your West Knits - Knit A Long via ZOOM
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Stephen West Fantastitch or PICK your West Knits - Knit A Long via ZOOM



We're celebrating Stephen's second Fiberside appearance with a Knit A Long! 
Stephen suggested everyone do a Fantastitch, and we love that pattern, but perhaps you've been wanting to cast on a different Stephen West Project.  

At this KAL you can pick any Stephen West pattern and join in the fun.   

We ask that at least 50% of your yarn for your WestKnits project be purchased from Longmont Yarn Shoppe.  Many of the Stephen West projects are great stash busters!!  

More about Fantastitch below!

Fantastitch is a semi-circular shawl packed with textured stripes and slipped stitches.  The graphic details and clean lines of the shawl beautifully showcase hand dyed colorways. The pattern is written for seven colors, but you can customize the stripes however you like by adding extra color pops.  This shawl pattern is written in two different sizes: small (78 inch wingspan and 23 inches wide) and large (96 inch wingspan and 29 inches wide).

Materials Needed *
Seven colors of fingering weight yarn - (Larger size yardage requirements in parenthesis)

Approximately 985 (1695)yds / 901 (1550)m total Color A
280 (380)yds / 256 (347)m Color B 
110 (210)yds / 101 (192)m Color C
220 (310)yds / 201 (283)m Color D
70 (105)yds / 64 (96)m Color E 
190 (390)yds / 174 (357)m Color F
40 (180)yds / 37 (165)m Color G
75 (120)yds / 69 (110)m

We ask that you use at least half of your yarn from Longmont Yarn Shoppe and the rest from your stash.  

Suggested yarn: Sun Valley MCN Fingering, Hue Loco Merino Sock, Malabrigo Sock, Hummingbird Moon Over the Moon Sock.
Needles: Size 5, 40 inch circular knitting needle
Notions:  Two Stitch markers, tapestry needle, scissors
Pattern: available on Ravelry Fantastitch Shawl

Homework:  Read through the pattern and come with any questions you may have. Feel free to go ahead and cast on and get started!

If you are choosing to make the Fantastitch shawl, please watch Stephen West's YouTube video about the Fantastitch, this will help in picking your yarn and colors:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRMSHbr2zjQ&t=2s

You will receive an email with the Zoom login the evening before the event.  If you do not see the Zoom Link email check your spam filter.  


Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Students should know tab stitch cast on, some experience with slip stitch patterns, some colorwork.
Instructor: Christianna Bowland
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