Stanton Stairway Shawlette

In Fingering weight yarn, One skein projects, Patterns, Shawls & Shawlettes, Shop sample available by Shannon

Among other visual and architectural prizes, Portland has a whole lot of elevation variations going on, so there are stairways all over the city. One of these stairways, the one closest to my old shop, is the Stanton Stairway in NE Portland. The visual steps that rise on the sides of the lacy parts of the shawlette mimic these oh, so Portland and somewhat hidden treasures.


  • Finished Measurements: 62″ across from tip to tip; 14.5” deep at center.
  • Yarn: approximately 400 yards fingering- or sport-weight yarn. I used Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Mediumweight, colorway Portland Plaid, and Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight, colorway Tidepooling.
  • Needles: US5/3.75mm circular needle, 24” or longer, or size needed to get gauge.
  • Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle.
  • Gauge: 22 sts = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch, measured after blocking.