Seashells by Xandy Peters


June 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
shell swatch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1400 - 1600 yards (1280 - 1463 m)
79 x 30"
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One of the unique and interesting attributes of the shore is the variety of colorfully painted victorian houses, known as “painted ladies.” The Seashells Shawl is based on these beautiful multicolor houses in the small beach towns along the Jersey shore.

Constructed from the top down, the pattern uses a combination of stacked stitches and short rows to create the shell shapes in the colorwork section. A lace border is then added to edge to finish off the classic look. This pattern can be knit with any multiple of 22 + 5 stitches, so the size can be altered to fit your needs. I’ve also uploaded a coloring page so that you can plan your layout before you begin to knit. I highly recommend taking a look at the wide variety of colors available from Woolbearers, they are great yarns for colorwork and come in harmonious hues.

Finished Size: 79 x 30˝ (200 x 76 cm)
Yarn: Woolbearers Fingering Wool, 273 yards (250 m) per 50g.
Main Color: Wine Rose, 2 skeins
Contrast Color A: Periwinkle, 2 skeins
Contrast Color B: Lobster Bisque, 2 skeins
Needles: Size 5 (3.5mm) 40˝ circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Size 6 (4mm) 40˝ circular needles.
Gauge: Swatch in pattern on smaller needles starting with 71 sts. Bind off instead of working border.
Swatch should measure 11 x 5˝ (28 x 13 cm) after blocking.
Other Materials: Stitch markers, sewing needle, blocking surface, pins.

About the Dyer
Woolbearers, located in scenic Mount Holly, NJ, is a full service yarn and fiber shop with its own line of hand dyed yarns. With a wide range of semisolid colors in full or mini skeins, the Fingering Wool is perfect for colorwork projects.
Visit to shop, find classes, or to plan a trip to this one of a kind store.

Edited by Liz Rolle
Photos by Beth Shepherd Peters
Photographed at the Northwood Inn in Ocean City , NJ.