Bellingham Bay Shawl by Sun Daughter

Bellingham Bay Shawl

May 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette knit flat and aggressively blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
750 - 850 yards (686 - 777 m)
27in/ 68.5cm deep, 76in/ 193cm wingspan, blocked aggressively
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There are three best things about the Bellingham Bay Shawl (besides the Pay What Works Model of Pricing):

⛵️The first is the sailboats made of lace. The are so effin’ adorable.

⛵️The second is its construction: the Bellingham Bay Shawl is constructed BOTTOM UP. This means we cast on a ridiculous number of stitches (don’t worry, I measured how much tail you need for the long tail cast on so you will only have to do it once. You are welcome!), and then we DECREASE to create a triangle. This means that each row goes faster and faster! By the time we over the knitting part and want to get to the wearing part, the rows are flying by. Its super duper satisfying.

⛵️ The third best thing is this pattern’s accessibility. With written instructions and two different charting options, pictorial and video tutorials, this pattern has you covered when it comes to new techniques.

My family loves sailing. I on the other hand get so sick in a boat all romance is lost! So while I would love to say the Bellingham Bay Shawl was inspired by my own love of sailing, it would be blatantly untrue. This shawl is designed with the nostalgia of watching boats in the Bellingham and Chuckinut Bays as I sit comfortably on the beach with my knitting.
Tiny boats ride waves along the edges of this bottom up triangle shawl as twisted stitches mimic the gentle rain we in the Pacific North West know so well.

Yarn: Madeline Tosh Tosh Merino Light or 850 yards fingering weight yarn

Blocked Aggressively: 18 stitches and 37 rows in 10cm/4in knit flat in stockinette

Needles and Notions: 32in (or longer) 4mm/ US 6 circular needle, 4 stitch distinct stitch markers, 10 more stitch markers for marking pattern repeats, darning needle, t-pins for blocking

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