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Hi! I'm Sarah Wilson, also known as the Sexy Knitter. I started crafting at a very young age and have tried a little bit of almost everything - sewing, quilting, cross-stitch, needlepoint, ...

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Westport Shawl

from Designs by The Sexy Knitter
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Westport Shawl
Westport Shawl
Westport Shawl
Westport Shawl
Westport Shawl
Westport Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on
  • knit
  • purl
  • basic increasing
  • basic decreasing
  • making a yarn over

Pattern Description:

Moving into a neighborhood just west of Kansas City's upscale, outdoor shopping center taught me a lot about street style. Westport, a popular hangout for a group of people I would later know as "hipsters", was a veritable treasure trove of zany characters. For the first time, I realized you could do more with a scarf than just throw it over your shoulder in the winter time. My contribution is also a bit offbeat; it is worked from tip to tip and is scattered with tiny, textural circles and a wide lace border.

4-page PDF includes both a chart and written instructions for the lace.


20 sts/26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette


  • Claudia Hand Painted Yarns Fingering 55 Silk (55% silk, 45% merino wool; 175 yd 160 m/50 g); color: Collards & Grits, 4 skeins
  • Size 6/4 mm needles
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Suggested yarn:

675 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Claudia Hand Painted Yarns Fingering 55 Silk


Collards & Grits