A great pattern for two contrasting colors of yarn. The striped border is reminiscent of our local boardwalk. The border is knit first, then stitches are picked up along one edge to knit the body. Short rows are used to create the graceful shaping.
Every technique is clearly explained: increasing, decreasing, short rows and picking up stitches.
Included in the pattern are photos, a complete list of abbreviations, a stitch glossary and schematic.
Skill level: Advanced beginner to intermediate.
Yarn: 2 samples are shown, each with a different DK yarn. Approximately 415yds color A and 145yds color B are needed.
MADELINETOSH DK (100% superwash wool, 225yds) color A: William Morris 2 skeins; color B: Celadon 1 skein
PLYMOUTH HAPPY FEET DK (90% superwash merino wool, 10% nylon, 262yds, 100g) color A: #54, 2 skeins; color B: #99, 1 skein
Substitute yarn: Any yarn recommending a gauge between of 18 sts and 22 sts=4in/10cm.
This shawl doesn’t have to be a specific size, it can be worked at a different gauge which will affect the amount of yarn needed.
Needles & Notions: needle size for Happy Feet DK in parenthesis. Needles used were 2 sizes larger than recommended.
32in or longer circular needle, US 9/5.5mm (US 8/5mm)
3 ring stitch markers
2 locking stitch markers
Gauge: Measured in stockinette stitch. The shawl is worked at a looser gauge than recommended on the label.
Madelinetosh DK: 17sts = 4in/10cm. The recommended gauge for this yarn is 20-22 sts = 4in/10cm.
Happy Feet DK: 18 sts= 4in/10cm. The recommended gauge for this yarn is 22 sts = 4in/10cm.
Sizes: Your knitting may result in different measurements. Measurements for Happy Feet DK in parenthesis.
Before blocking: 16in/40.5cm (15in/38cm) at center, 62in/157.5cm (42in/106.5cm) wide.
After blocking: 20in/51cm (19in/48cm) at center, 76in/193 (69in/175cm) wide.