Stephen West is coming to Revival Yarns!


We are thrilled to host designer Stephen West for two days of fun and classes at Revival Yarns in January!

Save the Dates:

Shawl Evolution – Thurs, January 23rd, 10am-1pm ($100)

Meet  & Greet – Thurs, January 23rd, 5pm-7pm (FREE)

Color Play The Westknits Way Class – Fri, January 24th, 10am-1pm ($100)

Full Class & Event Descriptions:

Book Signing / Meet & Greet 

2 hours, Free

In 2019 Westknits celebrated 10 years of designs with the launch of Westknits Bestknits 3: Shawl Evolution. Come witness the colorful world of Westknits and try on samples from Stephen’s most popular designs.  Stephen will give an inspiring presentation on how he works with yarns, textures, and shapes followed by a book signing of all Westknits Bestknits books. After the book signing, Stephen will be available to help you shop for colors and yarns for your next Westknits project. 

Wear your Westknits! Don’t forget to bring your Westknits or other favorite knitted projects to show off and wear during the workshop.

Shawl Evolution

3 hours, $100

20 participants maximum

Join Stephen West as he takes you on a shawl journey that begins with his very first triangular shawl pattern called Boneyard Shawl. We will experiment with stripes, short rows, and increases to transform our triangles into shapely shawl evolutions. Emphasis will focus on experimenting with elements like colorful stripes, Westknits shortcut rows, and yarn overs. Bring needles and 5 – 10 leftover bits of color to play with shawl construction. After playing with different techniques, you will have the opportunity to cast on one of the projects from Shawl Evolution with Stephen’s help, or to mix up your favourite elements into your own shawl mashup.  Bring yarn and your chosen Westknits shawl pattern to cast on and enjoy an invigorating workshop filled with color and texture.

Materials: Bring 5 – 10 colors to play with and yarn to cast on a pattern of your choice. Mohair and alpaca yarns are encouraged to add some texture to your project. Bring wound yarn and pattern to cast on during the class. 

Wear your Westknits! Don’t forget to bring your Westknits or other favorite knitted projects to show off and wear during the workshop.

Skill Level: Adventurous Beginner – Advanced

Color Play the Westknits Way! 

3 hours, $100

Class Maximum: 20 participants 

This class is all about showing off beautiful yarns with simple techniques combined in clever ways. Techniques like stripes, short rows, and holding yarns together will be explored and combined to create bold architectural fabrics. Stephen will show off a colorful array of Westknits designs while encouraging you to look at yarn in a new way. If you have a colorful Westknits project you would like to begin, there will be time to cast on a new project in the last hour of class. Recommended projects: Penguono, Marled Magic Shawl, Marled Magic Sweater, Dotted Rays, Parachutey, Chevron Shenanigans, Marled Fade Triangle, Vertices Unite, or any other favorite Westknitsdesign that uses several colors striped or marled together. 

Materials: Bring an array of colorful scrap yarn (10 colors or more) for swatching (all kinds of yarn weights and fibers) and a few different needle sizes. Mohair and textural fibers are encouraged for exploring marled color techniques. 

Skill level: All skill levels welcome

Who is Stephen West?

Stephen West’s shawl designs and innovative use of color have helped him become an internationally recognized and respected designer.

Stephen was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He studied dance at the University of Illinois, where he encountered his first local yarn store, Klose Knit in Urbana. The creative atmosphere of that local shop spurred Stephen to start designing patterns, and he was soon featured in Knitty’s fall 2009 issue with his Colonnade Shawl. Not long after, he moved to Amsterdam, publishing more patterns and launching a series of pattern books under the name Westknits. He continues to produce pattern books and hosts several online knit-alongs each year. His simple, clean, architectural designs have now been knitted by thousands of knitters all around the world. Stephen has taught workshops throughout the United States and internationally in Finland, Denmark, Germany, Italy, France, Israel, Iceland, UK, and Amsterdam where he co-owns Stephen & Penelope, a yarn boutique in the city center. 2019 was a busy year for Stephen. He celebrated 10 years of designing with the launch of his new book Westknits Bestknits 3 Shawl Evolution, and Stephen and his business partner Malia Mae Joseph realized a long-held dream by launching their first yarn brand, West Wool. 2020 looks to build on these successes with even more fibrous fun!

Whoa! How do I sign up?

December 6th, at 6am the class link will go LIVE on this page! Class space is limited, so be sure to register early. If the class is full, please EMAIL us ASAP ( to be added to the waitlist!