Asbury Park Shawl by Sarah Punderson

Asbury Park Shawl

May 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
400 yards (366 m)
65in by 13in/165cm by 33cm
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I wanted to give back to our wonderful knitting community, Knit in the Pit in Asbury Park, New Jersey. We gather once a month and knit in the sunken pit and surrounding tables at the Asbury Hotel. Our enthusiastic host, Jon Giswold has grown the group to over 100 members in a little over a year. Currently we are meeting online weekly and our members are now international and have passed the 400 mark. He is passionate about giving back to the community and fiber crafting is a great pathway. When Asylum Fibers generously dyed a unique color for KITP, I wanted to design a unique shawl befitting her yarn.

My design is inspired by the yarn color of the same name dyed by Asylum Fibers. Asbury Park, NJ has a beautiful ocean beach, a vibrant boardwalk, and a colorful history.
 The simple design, reflects the feeling of serenity at the beach. At the same time, the changing patterns represent the textures and energy of the water against the sand and the busy boardwalk. The beads add additional sparkle, like the sun on the water.
 If you get bored easily and need to change what you are doing to keep interested in your knitting, but don’t want something too complicated, this is the perfect pattern for you.
 If you prefer something very easy, you can omit the beads and just repeat the eyelet row pattern until you have about 15 grams remaining. Finish with garter stitch or go ahead and work the border.

Skill level: Advanced beginner to intermediate
Techniques included: knit, purl, yarn over, knit 2 together, placing beads, drop stitch and a stretchy bind off. The instructions are written (no charts) and all techniques are explained.

Needles & Notions
24in or longer circular needle, US 6/4mm
8 stitch markers
200 size 6 seed beads (optional)
Size 1.15mm crochet hook (optional)

Gauge: 20sts = 4in/10cm in stockinette stitch

Finshed size: 65in by 13in/165cm by 33cm

You start with a few stitches, work decreases on one edge and increases on the other edge creating an asymmetrical triangle. Beads can be added along one edge and the border. Different stitch patterns are repeated throughout the shawl.