Jetsam by Claudia Eisenkolb


July 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1148 - 1312 yards (1050 - 1200 m)
83½ (92¼)" / 212 (234) cm wingspan, 27½" / 70 cm depth for both sizes
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It’s an early morning; I’m walking barefoot, with my trouser legs rolled up, in the sand along the beach.
The sand is still warm from yesterday’s hot sun. A wavelet flows gently over my feet. I see a fishing net neglected in the sand not far in front of me. I’m coming closer and recognize, this is no fishing net.
I pick it up and open it out – it is a lovely shawl with a fishnet-like lace border and it looks like there are also tiny things tangled in the net, but it’s part of the lace border. There are also fringes attached to the border of the shawl and eyelet rows on the body of the shawl.
Lucky me – what a lovely jetsam! This shawl will always remind me of my vacation at the seaside.

The shawl is worked from the top down. It has a trapezoid shape, consisting of a rectangle in the middle and a triangle, each left and right of the rectangle. The increases are only worked next to the triangle edges on every RS row. The 42-rows lace border is provided as written text as well as charted. The fringes are optional.

83½ (92¼)“ / 212 (234) cm wingspan, 27½” / 70 cm depth for both sizes, sample is shown in color Mukhwas in the larger size.

FRIDA FUCHS Hosenmatz 4ply, 100% Merino, 400 m per 100 g, 3 skeins or 1150 (1315) yd / 1050 (1200) m Fingering weight yarn

Everybody knits differently, so given yardage is an estimate.

23 sts x 30 rows per 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch with US4 / 3.50 mm needle after washing and blocking

A different gauge will affect size and yardage needed.

US4 / 3.50 mm circular needle, 59” / 150 cm long
You may start with a shorter needle.

2 stitch markers, waste yarn for provisional CO, tapestry needle for weaving in ends, blocking wires (if available).
Optional: scissors and 3½“ / 9 cm wide cardboard (to make fringes).

Provisional CO with waste yarn;
knit and purl stitches; ktbl, ptbl; sl2wyif;
decreases: k2tog, ssk, cdd;
increases: M1L, M1Lp, M1R, M1Rp;
I-cord BO with 2 sts.


The pattern has been test knitted and tech edited.