The Ebbing Tide shawlette by Mary C. Gildersleeve

The Ebbing Tide shawlette

August 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch on smaller needles; blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
140 - 280 yards (128 - 256 m)
one size fits most -- tip to tip = 39-inches, back neck to hem = 14 inches
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ETA 07/22/19 - The yarn, altho listed in the database as “lace”, is in fact a fingering (almost a “heavy fingering”) so any type of fingering yarn will work great for this shawlette!

A fun shawlette to remind you of summer at the beach … a romantic walk along the wet sand … the moonlit ocean … the tide slowly receding to leave traces of water behind.

This shawlette starts at the top with a garter-tab, progresses thru alternating stripes of garter and stockinette and ends with a graceful wave-lace pattern. Blocking makes this shawl pop!

Directions are charted and row-by-row for this shawlette that uses two colors (about 140 yards of each) of fingering-weight fiber; sample used one skein each of Spring Gate Farm’s Cashmere Silk Merino blend in Sable and Lapis Lazuli. I used just about all the yarn of both skeins, so if you are a loose knitter, you may require a bit more yardage.

• this design is knit flat starting with a garter tab, progressing to evenly spaced yo’s with alternating stripes and then finishes with a wave-lace stitch pattern
• design is row-by-row and charted
• there are many ways to wear this shawlette – check out the pictures here and on my website ( for some ideas