Blue Island by Gretha Mensen

Blue Island

June 2022
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
3.5 mm (E)
984 - 1094 yards (900 - 1000 m)
Approx. 69” (175 cm) length along one side x 13“ (33 cm) width.
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The inspiration for this shawl came to me as I walked along the coastline, overlooking the ocean. I watched as the waves rolled onto shore where it created small pools of water.

The Blue Island shawl is an easy knit and has NO purls at all!
The stitch pattern is a combination of garter, eyelets and slip stitches to keep you entertained towards the end. Choose 2 colors or more to make your own version.

The shawl is worked flat from tip to tip and knitted on the bias with a built-in edge. Wrap it around your neck once or twice or knot it as a snuggly cowl.

The pattern is fully written out with a schematic and easy-to-read charts for the pattern repeats.

This pattern is great for advanced beginners. Videos are provided for all necessary techniques.

MC: Dream in Color Jilly (100% SW merino, 100 gr-440yds/402m), 2 skeins.
Sample yardage (749yds/685m) in color Island.

CC: Manos del Uruguay Alegria (75% SW merino, 25% polyamide, 100 gr-440yds/405m), 1 skein.
Sample yardage (244yds/223m) in color Natural.

Or any fingering weight yarn: approx. 984-1094yds (900-1000m) total.

24” (minimum 60 cm) circular or straight needles.
US 5 (3.75 mm).
Crochet hook US E (3.5 mm).

In garter stitch pattern, 18 stitches x 40 rows.
Gauge is not crucial at all, but will affect final size and yardage.

Approx. 69” (175 cm) length along one side x 13“ (33 cm) width.

The shawl can easily be adjusted by reducing or adding pattern repeats in width and length.

Different sizes and fits can also be achieved by altering yarn weight and/or needle size(s).