Pebble Beach Shawl by Helen Stewart

Pebble Beach Shawl

Knitting
May 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in eyelet lace stitch after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
437 - 800 yards (400 - 732 m)
Small (Medium, Large)
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Pebble Beach Shawl is a light crescent shaped accessory, perfect for keeping off chilly sea breezes while at the beach. The shawl is knit with one or two skeins of luxury yarn – in a different weight for each size, and is the perfect travel and holiday knitting project.

A simple yet effective lace pattern means this project can be packed alongside your craft magazines and chick-lit beach reading. It drapes beautifully across the shoulders and the picot bind off gives a polished finish like the stones on Brighton Beach.

Instructions are written in my percentage checklist style.

The Pebble Beach Shawlette has grown up into a Shawl!

The updated pattern now includes two more sizes - medium and large!

NOTE: There are two files when you purchase this pattern - the original “Shawlette” and the “Shawl” file which contains all three sizes.

There aren’t any charts included because the lace is simple and easy to memorise.

Size
Small, Medium, Large

Finished Measurements
Small
Approximately 140cm (55”) diameter across straight top edge
38cm (15”) neck to bottom edge
Medium
Approximately 180cm (71”) diameter across straight top edge
45cm (18”) neck to bottom edge
Large
Approximately 200cm (79”) diameter across straight top edge
51cm (20”) neck to bottom edge

Yarn
Small
Kettle Yarn Co Westminster 50% baby camel, 50% silk, 400m/437yds per skein, 1 x 100g skein,
Colourway: Gold Rush
The Uncommon Thread, BFL Fingering 100% superwash
British Blue Faced Leicester, 400m/437yds per skein
, 1 x 100g skein,
Colourway: Zitouni

Or 1 x 100g skein of sock/
fingering weight yarn totalling
approximately 400m/437yds

Medium
The Uncommon Thread, Merino Lace 100% superwash merino, 600m/660yds per skein, 1 x 100g
skein,
Colourway: Mermaid
Or 1 x 100g skein of heavy lace weight yarn totalling approximately 600m/660yds (Note: The sample used
approximately 75g of the skein so you may be able to knit piece with a slightly smaller yardage – approximately 500m)

Large
The Uncommon Thread, Heavenly Lace 70% baby alpaca, 20% silk, 10% cashmere 800m/880yds per
skein
, 1 x 100g skein,
Colourway:Attic Room

Or 1 x 100g skein of lace weight yarn totalling approximately 800m/880yds

(Note: The sample used approximately 75g of the skein so you may be able to knit piece with a slightly smaller yardage – approximately 650m)

Needles
All sizes
4mm (US 6), 100cm (40”) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge)

Notions
Tapestry needle

Gauge
Small
18 sts/28 rows = 10cm (4”) in eyelet lace stitch after blocking

Medium and Large
20 sts/32 rows = 10cm (4”) in eyelet lace stitch after blocking

Note: Gauge is not critical for this shawl. Gauge may vary depending on the yarn and how it responds to blocking. The yarn requirements given should cover variations in gauge for each size.

Thank you to my lovely test knitters Tinkhickman, Lotusen and GingerLucy