Wake is a pretty little crescent shaped shawl that can be wrapped around the neck like a scarf or draped over the shoulders. A center panel of ever-widening eyelets mimics the wake, the waves that follow a boat moving through the water. A rippling lace rib is mirrored on either side of the center panel, with increases worked into the pattern. Directions are given for three sizes, with both charts and written instructions.
The shawl begins with a narrow strip of stockinette stitch, which forms the faux i-cord border and continues along the edge of the shawl. The shawl is worked from the top down with stitches increased at the beginning and end of each row, and in the center panel, to form the crescent shape.
Small (Medium, Large)
68 (82, 92)inches/155 (205, 230) cm wide and 16 (20, 23) inches/40 (50, 58) cm deep
Sizes after rigorous blocking.
The size can be adjusted further by changing gauge, yarn weight, and blocking.
20 sts and 30 rows = 4inches/10 cm in Ripple Lace Pattern before blocking.
16 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in Ripple Lace pattern after blocking.
It is possible to knit this shawl at a different gauge but it will affect the size, drape, and amount of yarn used. Please plan accordingly.
Size 6/4 mm, 7/4.5 mm, or 8/5 mm circular
Only one needle size is used throughout the shawl. Please choose the size that gives you the correct gauge.
1 (2, 2) skeins Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light 100% Superwash Wool 420 yds/384 m per 3.5 oz/100 g, color Dr. Zhivago’s Sky
Approximately 420 (615, 800) yds/384 (562, 731) m of fingering weight yarn at 420 yds/384 m per 3.5 oz/100 g skein
Errata August 22, 2015
In the written instructions on page 4, Rows 59 and 60 should be highlighted in gray, Rows 47 and 48 should not be.