Bering Shawl by Laura Nelkin

Bering Shawl

August 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, blocked in MC
US 5 - 3.75 mm
950 yards (869 m)
Approx. 17.5 inches [45 cm] wide x 94 inches [239 cm] long
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Introducing Bering Shawl… designed for my 2019 trip to Alaska!

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I tried to keep it simple, but interesting…. the construction starts out quite portable which makes a ton of sense for travel knitting! The beads are prestrung and worked with the easiest of techniques.


  1. Five Glaciers are worked. These start with The Tip (a small mitered square). The Tip then has sts picked up around it, and The Break Up is worked (with optional beads), and finally the Blow Hole Section is worked. All of these sts are put on scrap yarn.
  2. Then Inner Passages are worked that join the Glaciers together.
  3. Finally, sts are picked up all the way around the rectangle that is made by joining the Icebergs and Inner Passages together, and The Outside is worked in the round until the shawl is the size you want OR you run out of yarn.

2 skeins SweetGeorgia Yarns, Tough Love Sock (80% merino wool, 20% nylon; 425 yd 389 m/ 4 oz 115 g) (MC)
1 set SweetGeorgia Yarns “Party of Five”: Contains five 105-yard mini-skeins of Tough Love Sock; 525 yd 480 m - (colA - colE)
1 set US Size 5 3.75 mm double-pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge (or use longer ndl for magic loop technique)
1 US Size 5 3.75 mm 24-inch circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
1 US Size 5 3.75 mm 40-inch or longer circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
3.75 mm crochet hook
Scrap yarn
Tapestry ndl
Removable stitch marker, stitch markers
Digital scale (super helpful, but not necessary)

Optional (included in kit!)
85 grams of a custom Japanese Glass Seed Bead Mix
1 dental floss threader (for stringing beads)

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