Zostera by Kelly G.


May 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch (blocked)
US 2 - 2.75 mm
630 - 640 yards (576 - 585 m)
79” [200 cm] wide x 16.5” [42 cm] in height
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This pattern is available for free.

Zostera is a love letter to living on the coast.

The tang of a salty breeze coming off the ocean is one of the things I miss most about living on the west coast of British Columbia, and looking over a dock and watching sea grasses move gently in the current is like peering into another world. Zostera features texture and lace that remind of that movement – using a knit/purl stitches, slipped stitches, and lace, this shawl is inspired by those forms locked away under the ocean’s surface.

This shawl is cast on at one end, then gently increases along one edge to create an asymmetric shape. The gauge is listed but is adaptable (just note the overall size of your shawl will change).

Yarn Requirements

  • Main colour (green): approx. 347 yds (318 metres)
  • Contrast colour (off white): approx. 287 yds (262 metres)

Techniques used:

  • Reading charts
  • Slipped stitches
  • Twisted stitches
  • Lace