Dewy Ocean by Gretha Mensen

Dewy Ocean

October 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch, blocked
US 9 - 5.5 mm
897 - 984 yards (820 - 900 m)
Approx. 88.6” (225 cm) wingspan along top edge x 29“ (73.5 cm) width.
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The subtle rhythms and harmonies of this shawl are inspired by both a new colorway and an eternal part of nature.

’Oceaan,’ a hand-dyed yarn named after me, is a silvery, misty hue that suggests a seascape in the early morning.

The pattern itself starts with an abstraction of the sky and horizon that widens into a sweep of undulating waves at the bottom.

Dewy Ocean has an asymmetrical shape and is worked flat from the right tip to the left edge. The cable section starts at the widest point of the shawl near the end. The pattern is fully written out with stitch counts and the cable section is also charted.

4 skeins GigglingGecko Yarns, Giggling DK (100% SW merino, 100 gr-246 yds/225m).
Sample shown in color Oceaan, 951 yds/870m used.

Or any DK/Worsted weight yarn: approx. 897-984yds (820-900m).

US 9 (5.50 mm) 24” (60 cm) circular or straight needles.
Cable needle, stitch markers, tapestry needle.

One cable pattern repeat (6 stitches x 8 rows), blocked = 1.57” x 1.08” (4 x 2.75 cm).
Garter stitch (16 stitches x 34 rows), blocked = 4” x 4” (10 x 10 cm).
Gauge is not crucial at all, but will affect final size and yardage.

Approx. 88.6” (225 cm) wingspan along top edge x 29“ (73.5 cm) width.
Superwash merino can easily be stretched to a much larger shawl.

Shawl is very easy adjustable.

Pattern is available in English, German and Spanish.