Schaumkronen by Simone Kereit


December 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
315 - 330 yards (288 - 302 m)
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When storm clouds roll towards the shore
and seagulls’ cries, loud just before
get drowned out in the thundering sound
of waves that wash up and then pound,
up on the rocks, with shore in sight,
my waves are crowned in caps of white!

Schaumkronen is the final installment of Riversong: 2015 Shawl Club, and is the holiday bonus for all the club members . (You can still get the club here, there will be a KAL in my Ravelry group, if you’d like to join and knit along with us) If you would like to know when I release new patterns (and the other exclusive single patterns from the club), you can sign up for my newsletter here.

Full written and charted instructions

Top down cowlette is started flat and first knit like a triangular shawl, then joined in the round in the classic cowlette shape. Quick to knit up, this easy to wear little gem that won’t slide off your shoulders adds just the right touch of elegance to any wardrobe!

Schaumkronen (lit. Crowns of foam) are what is commonly known as whitecaps or white foam crests, this happens at a strong breeze or at about a windspeed of 6 on the Beaufort scale.


Sweet Georgia Cashluxe Fine 1 skein each in 2 colors (70% Superwash Merino, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 400 yards / 365 m per 4oz/115g skein)
OR Fingering weight yarn 225 yards MC and 90 yards CC

Sample in MC ‘Hush’ and CC ‘Birch’

US 5 (3.75 mm) 24”/ 60 cm circular needle, or size to
obtain gauge

22 st and 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette st

Finished Size
25.5”/ 65 cm neck opening, 22”/ 56 cm depth at center
front, 6” / 15 cm depth at center back

5 Stitch markers
Tapestry Needle

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