Seaswell by Amy van de Laar


May 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in 'garter ridge' pattern (knit 3 rows, purl 1 row)
US 7 - 4.5 mm
610 - 650 yards (558 - 594 m)
One size (56” wingspan), adjustable
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Seaswell is a stripy triangular shawl inspired by the sea. Its wave-patterned border is adapted from a Victorian stitch pattern known variously as ‘shell pattern’ or ‘fan pattern’. I have substituted simple kfb increases instead of yarn-overs for a less lacy look, and included double-decreases to sharpen the crests of the ‘waves’. Put this stitch together with narrow stripes, and you have a shawl that looks great on both sides.

I’ve used recycled cotton yarn, which has a similar appearance to tweedy wool, while being a little cooler to wear. The cotton also helps the shawl holds its blocked shape well, as cotton does not ‘bounce back’ as readily as wool.

Materials: One skein of each colour of ‘Riveting Sport’ by Kollage Yarns. I used ‘Pebble Denim’ (sandy beige), for colour A, and ‘Night Denim’ (mid blue) for colour B. If you are a loose knitter or want to knit a larger shawl, you may need an extra skein of colour A.
If substituting yarn, you will need approximately 350 yards of colour A and 260 yards of colour B in a sport-weight or fingering-weight yarn.

Sizing: The shawl has a wingspan of 56”, and measures 23” down its central spine.
You can re-size the shawl by altering the number of repeats of the central ‘garter ridge’ section and/or the wavy border.

Both charted and written instructions are included.

Pattern is for personal use only.