Nancy Whitman Patterns

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Nancy Whitman Patterns - A New Slant - PDF DOWNLOAD

A New Slant is a modular garter stitch shawl with a unique asymmetrical shape. The long wedge shape gives you lots of ways to wear the shawl. The knitting couldn't be easier! Work begins at the right corner and continues across the solid section and adjacent striped section. Stitches are picked up along the bottom edge to work the lower stripes. The pattern assumes you can cast on, knit, bind off and pick up stitches. That's it!

Example shown in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, 100% superwash merino, 420 yards per skein, 2 skeins each MC and CC. Actual yardage used is approximately 675 yards MC and 475 yards CC.

Gauge: 23 stitches/46 rows = 4"/10cm in garter stitch after blocking.

Blocked Measurements
  • Neck edge: approximately 82"/208cm
  • Depth: approximately 22"/56cm


  • Finished Gauge:
    23 (5.75 sts. / inch)
    Garment Type:
    Shawls, Wraps, Ponchos
    Is Downloadable:
    Yes
    Suggested Needles:
    US size 5/3.75 mm circular needles at 40"/100cm long, stitch holder, stitch marker, tapestry needle.
    Suggested Yarns:
    Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light
    Wearer:
    Women
    Yarn Gauge:
    Fingering (27-32 sts/4 in)
    Yarn Yardage:
    1150
    Is Downloadable:
      Yes

    Nancy Whitman Patterns - Cowl Whitman - PDF DOWNLOAD

    Cowl Whitman is a stockinette stitch cowl with a funky stranded color design. The cowl works up quickly in worsted weight yarn and begins and ends with some rows of twisted ribbing. The pattern is given in three sizes, but can easily be made larger The small size is designed with a snug fit to warm the neck.

    Example shown in Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage, 100% superwash merino, 200 yards/182 meters per skein, 1(2) skeins Espadrilles (MC) and 1 skein Dirty Panther (CC).

    Blocked Measurements
  • Circumference: approximately 20.25"/51.5cm (30.5"/77.5cm, 40.75"/103.5cm)
  • Depth all sizes: approximately 8"/20.5cm


  • Finished Gauge:
    22 (5.5 sts. / inch)
    Garment Type:
    Scarf
    Is Downloadable:
    Yes
    Suggested Needles:
    US 7 - 4.5 mm
    Suggested Yarns:
    Madelinetosh Vintage
    Wearer:
    Unisex
    Yarn Gauge:
    Worsted (19-20 sts/4 in)
    Yarn Yardage:
    215-430
    Is Downloadable:
      Yes

    Nancy Whitman Patterns - Extra Extra Cowl - PDF DOWNLOAD

    Extra Extra Cowl is knit in the round from the top-down, in four easy stitch patterns: decorative rib, eyelet increase, chevron, and garter stitch. The completed cowl will keep both your neck and upper chest warm and fits easily under a jacket. Pattern is written and charted.

    Blocked Measurements
  • Neck Circumference: 17"/43 cm
  • Lower Circumference: 42.25"/107.5 cm
  • Depth: 7"/18 cm


  • Finished Gauge:
    16 (4 sts. / inch)
    Garment Type:
    Scarf
    Is Downloadable:
    Yes
    Suggested Needles:
    US size 9/5.5 mm circular needles 16"/40 cm, stitch marker, tapestry needle
    Suggested Yarns:
    Blue Sky Fibers Extra
    Wearer:
    Women
    Yarn Gauge:
    Heavy Worsted/Aran (16-18 sts/4 in)
    Yarn Yardage:
    218
    Is Downloadable:
      Yes

    Nancy Whitman Patterns - Finley Breese Morse Code Shawl - PDF DOWNLOAD

    Samuel F.B. (Finley Breese) Morse invented the original Morse Code in the 1830s. As we know it today, the dots and dashes of Morse Code translate well for slip stitch color patterns, making it easy to write something in your knitting. In Nancy Whitman's shawl, each broad stripe ends with three lines of Morse Code that repeat a single knitting term. From right to left, the shawl reads Needles, Yarn, Cast On, Knit, Purl, and Bind Off.

    Blocked Measurements
  • Width: approx. 81.5"
  • Center depth: approx.18"

  • Actual yardage used is approx.:
  • 68 yards C1/Stripe 1
  • 134 yards C2/Stripe 2
  • 178 yards C3/Stripe 3
  • 195 yards C4/Stripe 4
  • 188 yards C5/Stripe 5
  • 193 yards C1/Stripe 6

  • CC yardage for Morse Code:
  • 71 yards


  • Finished Gauge:
    23 (5.75 sts. / inch)
    Garment Type:
    Shawls, Wraps, Ponchos
    Is Downloadable:
    Yes
    Suggested Needles:
    US size 5/3.75 mm circular needles at 40?/100 cm long, tapestry needle
    Suggested Yarns:
    Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light
    Wearer:
    Women
    Yarn Gauge:
    Fingering (27-32 sts/4 in)
    Yarn Yardage:
    1041
    Is Downloadable:
      Yes

    Nancy Whitman Patterns - Lana - PDF DOWNLOAD

    Lana begins like a traditional top-down shawl, then it is joined and worked in the round. Two-color garter stitch stripes give way to a wide knit border with staggered purl stitch accents. Two skeins of the Plucky Bello yarn will make two identical cowls, or reverse the colors on the second cowl. Lana is quick to knit and easy to wear, adding warmth without bulk.

    Blocked Measurements
  • Neck opening:19"/48.5 cm
  • Center depth: 14"/35.5 cm


  • Finished Gauge:
    22 (5.5 sts. / inch)
    Garment Type:
    Scarf
    Is Downloadable:
    Yes
    Suggested Needles:
    US size 5/3.75 mm circular needles at 24"/60 cm long, stitch markers, tapestry needle
    Suggested Yarns:
    Fingering weight
    Wearer:
    Women
    Yarn Gauge:
    Fingering (27-32 sts/4 in)
    Yarn Yardage:
    MC: 143; CC: 108
    Is Downloadable:
      Yes

    Nancy Whitman Patterns - Mind Over Miter - PDF DOWNLOAD

    Mind Over Miter is a modular garter stitch shawl that uses decreases and a three needle bind off to create unusual mitered stripes. Amply sized, the shawl is large enough to be worn on its own or fit under a coat. The garter stitch makes for easy knitting and a cosy fabric. Four colors are used - two for the borders and two for the interior stripes. The knitting is pretty straightforward, but creates a complex looking shawl.

    Example shown in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, 100% superwash merino, 420 yards per skein, 1 skein each Iris (OBC), Grasshopper (C2) and Medieval (IBC), 2 skeins Antler (C1). Actual yardage used is approximately 180 yards OBC, 580 yards C1, 405 yards of C2, and 175 yards IBC.

    Blocked Measurements
  • Neck edge width: approximately 65"/165cm
  • Center depth: approximately 27.5"/70cm


  • Finished Gauge:
    23 (5.75 sts. / inch)
    Garment Type:
    Shawls, Wraps, Ponchos
    Is Downloadable:
    Yes
    Suggested Needles:
    US size US 5 - 3.75 mm
    Suggested Yarns:
    Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light
    Wearer:
    Women
    Yarn Gauge:
    Fingering (27-32 sts/4 in)
    Yarn Yardage:
    1340
    Is Downloadable:
      Yes

    Nancy Whitman Patterns - Pipes - PDF DOWNLOAD

    Pipes is a bias knit garter stitch shawl that is made up of two simple rows of knitting with increases worked at the start of every right side row. Just when you are ready for something more than rows of garter stitch, you begin the striped "pipe" section. Ten of the pipes have extensions that connect them to the next pipe. Extensions are worked over four rows using intarsia for color changes. The shawl is completed with a second main color section.

    Blocked Measurements
  • Width: approximately 63"/180 cm
  • Center depth: approxi. 26"

  • Actual yardage used is approx. 390 yards in MC, 158 yards in CC and the following pipe colors:
  • 29 yards each C1 and C2
  • 39 yards each C3 and C4
  • 43 yards each C5, C6, and C7
  • 46 yards each C8, C9, C10, and C11


  • Finished Gauge:
    22 (5.5 sts. / inch)
    Garment Type:
    Shawls, Wraps, Ponchos
    Is Downloadable:
    Yes
    Suggested Needles:
    US size 6/4.0 mm circular needles at 40"/100 cm long, tapestry needle
    Suggested Yarns:
    Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light
    Wearer:
    Women
    Yarn Gauge:
    Fingering (27-32 sts/4 in)
    Yarn Yardage:
    997
    Is Downloadable:
      Yes

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