Coastal Walk by Joji Locatelli

Coastal Walk

November 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
14.5 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
480 - 500 yards (439 - 457 m)
One Size - 80" x 16"
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This is an asymmetrical shawl with a lace body and an irregular garter stitch border. Worked in DK weight yarn, this project will grow so fast you won’t even believe it’s done already.
I worked on this design while enjoying a family vacation in Australia, visiting the most wonderful places and beaches. Everything about this shawl sends me back to that trip and brings memories of our time there: the colors, the sea-shell lace, the wavy edge. In my mind, even the shape of the shawl looks like one of those beaches.
I hope this shawl reminds you of a paradise you visited. Maybe it’s not a beach, maybe it’s a concrete jungle? I just hope you enjoy the time knitting it and that the finished object will bring you back to a happy time.

This pattern has written and charted directions.

80” (200 cm) from side to side and 16” (40 cm) from top to bottom at deepest point (after blocking).

Yarn: 2 skeins of Dreamy DK by House of A La Mode 100% superwash merino; 100g / 250y (229m) or 500y (458m) of DK weight yarn. The sample was made using the colorway Secrets.
Needles: US 7 (4.5mm) needles.
Other notions: Tapestry needle, blocking pins or wires.

14.5 st and 34 rows to 4” (10cm) in Garter st on US 7 (4.5 mm) needles after blocking.

This shawl is worked from the centre top down. Stitches are increased at each side on every row to give it its characteristic crescent shape.