Coquille by Petra Breakstone


November 2019
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
+ Sport
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
One shell measures 3.5" at it’s widest point and 2 3/16" in height.
US 10 - 6.0 mm
570 yards (521 m)
57" in length and 22" in height
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This stunning shawl is knitted with a bedazzling shell stitch pattern. The French name for a shell is Coquille. I think the name is just as pretty as the shawl. Rectangular in shape and generous in size this shawl is a joy to knit and let’s just say it, it is gorgeous!

As shown in the photos, two very distinct yarns were held together for a marled look throughout this project which gives it such great stitch definition, a bit of sheen and a very elegant look.

The blocked measurements are 57” in length and 22” in height.

Darlon, sport, 2 skeins, 309 yard skein.
Linen, fingering, 3 skeins, 192 yard skein.
Both vegan yarns are held together throughout to create a luxurious DK weight.
Knit kits/yarns available at

Alternatively use 570 in a DK weight yarn. Keep in mind though that wool yarn blocks differently, it has more spring and you may have to add more repeats to get the size as advertised.

US size 10 (6 mm) circular needle 36” (90 cm) in length.
Darning needle for finishing.

One shell measures 3.5” at its widest point and 2 3/16” in height.

Techniques used: Knitting, increasing, decreasing, slipping stitches, knitting multiple stitches together, stretchy bind off.

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

The written and charted pattern has been tech edited.