Quadrangle Spires by Westknits | This architecturally inspired wrap begins in the center with four triangular sections that modularly join together to form a square. Each section is seamlessly picked up from the previous section. Once the central square foundation is created, stitches are picked up along two corners of the shape for the wingspan spires. You can customize the final length of your shawl by binding off early or knit more repeats for a long luxurious wrap. I featured three skeins of West Wool Bicycle as the main color with six Spincycle colorways for a fascinating striped knitting experience. Customize the contrast however you like by choosing similar types of self-striping yarns or dive into your stash and make those colors pop!
Gauge: 24 sts & 46 rows = 4″ / 10cm in 2 rows garter stitch + 2 rows stockinette stitch after blocking
Finished Measurements: 77″ / 196cm wingspan length, 23″ / 58cm wide. Measurements taken after blocking.
Materials Used: Fingering Weight - Spincycle is listed as a sport weight yarn, but you can use it mixed with fingering weight yarn for this design. It creates a beautiful shawl fabric with crisp stitches.
- MC - 1100yds / 1006m or 3 skeins of fingering weight yarn (100g skeins)
- CC - 1100yds / 1006m or 6 skeins of Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool (50g skeins)
- MC - West Wool Bicycle (90% Falkland Merino, 10% Texel; 390yds / 357m per 100g skein); Colorway - Marinière
- CC’s - Spincycle Dyed in the Wool (100% Superwash American Wool; 200yds / 183m per 50g skein); Colorways - Neveruary, The Meadows, Overshadow, The Saddest Place, Dead Reckoning, The Family Jewels
If you are using different CC yarns and they are 100g skeins or balls, then you will need only 3 skeins or balls (100g each) for your CC yardage:
- SECTIONS 1 – 4 require approximately 10-15g of CC for each section in the center of the shawl.
- SECTIONS 1 – 4 require approximately 55g of MC total.
- SECTIONS 5 & 6 require approximately 204g of CC total and about 220g of MC (including the MC I-cord BO).
Needle Size: US 4 / 3.5mm circular in 40″ / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge
Pattern Includes: Written & Photo Instructions
Skill Level: Intermediate
Other Details: Weave in your ends as you go! Use the Weavin’ Stephen technique as you introduce new strands of yarn. Watch this Westknits video to assist with this technique.