Brighton Pebbles by Gretha Mensen

Brighton Pebbles

September 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern, blocked
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
700 - 809 yards (640 - 740 m)
Approx. 81” (205 cm) wingspan along top edge x 25“ (64 cm) width.
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‘Brighton Pebbles’ is named after the favorite beach of the dyer. The softly heathered yarn used in the sample, and this seaside reference also invokes the ocean theme that inspires so many of my designs.

Like the ocean itself, this shawl has a body--an asymmetrical triangle with finished i-cord edges--within which there is endless possibility for variation in mood and texture.

Here the fabric features subtle repeating cables separated by columns that combine horizontal and vertical lines, all adding up to a warm, lavish, complex-looking accessory that is nonetheless easy to knit. 

’Brighton Pebbles’ is worked flat from the right tip to the left edge.

The pattern has fully written instructions from cast on to bind off with stitch counts and there is also a chart for the repeats.

3 skeins Rauwerk Original DK, (100% Bavarian merino, 100 gr-240yds/220m).
Sample yardage, 700yds/640m in color Quarz.

Or any DK weight yarn: approx. 700-809yds (640-740m).

24” (minimum 60 cm) circular or straight needles.
US 8 (5.0 mm) for bind off.
US 9 (5.5 mm) for body
Stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle.

In cable pattern, 15 stitches x 24 rows.
Gauge is not crucial at all, but will affect final size and yardage.

Approx. 81” (205 cm) wingspan along top edge x 25“ (64 cm) width.

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