Mainsail Shawl by Rachel Brockman

Mainsail Shawl

April 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
675 - 725 yards (617 - 663 m)
One Size
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When you think of a nautically inspired color scheme, a classic blue, white, and red combination is likely to come to mind. Mainsail takes those classic colors, along with a few new ones, and puts a soft, feminine spin on them. So, whether you’re out for a brunch with friends, or having a lunch dockside at the lake, the Mainsail Shawl is a perfect accessory to complete your outfit. Soft cream makes a perfect background for bright shades, and two-row stripes keep the knitting fun.


One Size

Wingspan: 62”
Depth: 31”

Universal Yarn Cotton Supreme DK (100% cotton; 100g/230 yds)
702 Ecru (A) – 1 skein
732 Hosta (B) – 1 skein
706 Azure (C) – 1 skein
716 Aqua (D) – 2 skeins
705 Pink (E) – 1 skein
707 Yellow (F) – 1 skein
Needles: US Size 7 (4.5 mm) 32” circular or longer (to accommodate large number of sts) or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers

18 sts x 23 rows = 4” in Stockinette stitch (St st)
Save time, check your gauge.

This shawl is knit flat from the top down. When working in the Main Shawl section, do not break color A at color changes. Instead, carry color A up loosely along the side of the work.