Open Waters Shawl by Melanie Berg

Open Waters Shawl

October 2016
Light Fingering ?
23 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1100 yards (1006 m)
72" wingspan and 31" wide
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When I first started thinking about this design and what I wanted, I stumbled over a photograph of a whale shark and its fascinating patterning. I looked at many other pictures, but somehow kept coming back to this one.

This shawl is my take on translating this graphic pattern into knitwear—its wavy lines, its dots and the fluid overall impression.

Canopy Fingering turned out to be the perfect yarn choice - its amazing stitch definition really lets the pattern shine.

Page 120:
Set-up Chart B
Last st on Row 25 should be kfbf.
Row 3, st left of “Dec 9” should be “no st”, not “p on RS; k on WS”

Pattern has been tech-edited and test knitted.

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