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Shaw's Cove

Knitting
June 2012
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
500 yards (457 m)
one but customizable
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Shaw’s Cove is a crescent shaped two-color shawl knit in one piece from the center-top outward. It is shaped by all the increasing done on the edging. With both charts and written instructions, knitters are able to choose the most comfortable way to follow the pattern.

Dani at Sunshine Yarns sent me these two gorgeous skeins to design with and I couldn’t be happier with how they played together. The main color is called Pacific so I went looking for Pacific beach names and came across Shaw’s Cove… seemed about perfect to me!

Yarn
Two Color:
MC: Approx. 325 yards of fingering weight yarn
CC: Approx. 200 yards of fingering weight yarn

Solid Color:
Approx. 525 yards of fingering weight yarn

Testers used anywhere from 92 yards to 215 yards for the CC & anywhere from 227 yards to 380 yards for the MC, depending on gauge.

Sample Shown in:
Two Color: Sunshine Yarns Classic Sock 100% merino with 370 yards/100 grams MC: Pacific CC: Peacock

Total used:
MC - 308 yards/83 grams used
CC - 178 yards/48 grams used

Solid shown on page 5: The Sanguine Gryphon Little Traveller 100% merino with 560 yards/113 grams

Total used: 504 yards/102 grams used

Needle
1 US size 5 (3.75 mm), 32-inch circular or length preferred for weight of yarn

Notions
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Stitch markers for marking edgings, if desired

Gauge
26 sts/36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on US size 5 needles

Exact gauge is not important but do note that a looser gauge will result in the use of more yardage

Finished Size
50” across (opening wider because it was blocked with a curve) by 16” down spine

Abbreviations/Sts Used
k – knit
k2tog – knit 2 together
kyok – k1, yo, k1 in same stitch (double increase)
p – purl
psso - pass slipped sts over
RS – right side
sl – slip
s2kp2 – slip 2 together knitwise, k1, psso
s2pp2 – with yarn in front, insert the right needle into the backs of the 2nd and 1st stitches on the left needle, in that order and at the same time, slip them onto the right needle, purl the next stitch and then pass the 2 slipped stitches over
st(s) – stitch(es)
tbl – through the back loop
WS – wrong side
yo – yarn over