Great Ocean Road Shawl by Joanna Booth

Great Ocean Road Shawl

June 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
400 - 437 yards (366 - 400 m)
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This asymmetric triangle shawl has been designed to trace the path of the Great Ocean Road in Australia. It uses slipped stitches, cables, and garter stitch to create variety in the knitting. The pattern itself is basically a two-row repeat so it’s great for mindless knitting.

The different textures represent the sand and the waves while the cable stitches are the direction of the road. The yarn I used is a combination of sandy peach, sky blue and white, which in combination brings out all the beach-worthy colours. Where the blue intersects with the sandy peach there is a green for the ocean depths.

I designed it for use with the Zanetto Suave 4ply yarn, which is a 50/50% superwash Merino wool and silk combination and has 437 yards. Only one skein is needed. Any soft and silky yarn can be substituted.

I’d like to thank everyone for their feedback and I hope as many people managed to download it as possible. I kept the pattern free for a month as a thank you to everyone.

I’ve set up a group for the pattern to discuss any issues and to offer help.