Melted Sea by Margaret Stauffacher

Melted Sea

April 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1000 - 1800 yards (914 - 1646 m)
One Size
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This triangle shawl was created as a way to use up leftover fingering weight yarns. Holding two strands together or “marling” the two yarns allows for a faster knit as together they equal that of worsted weight. This pattern is more of a shawl recipe as each section is determined by how much yarn you have available in each colorway. This is a great beginner project for shawl newbies! Squishy, relaxing garter stitch is dotted by eyelet increases and an element of fun is added in melting new colors together to create an Ombre effect! The shawls size can be adjusted based on the size you prefer and the amount of yarn you have available, lending itself to a multitude of styling options. Top if off with two tassels and layer it over just about anything!*


YARN: About 1,760 yards total of fingering weight yarn in 9 different colors. Each color does not have to have the same amount of yarn.

NEEDLES: US 7/ 4.5 mm 32” Circular Knitting Needle

NOTIONS: Stitch Marker & Tapestry Needle

GAUGE: 19sts x 42 rows = 4” in garter stitch after blocking (getting gauge isn’t as important for this design, it’s more about the fabric created. I recommend doing swatch to see how your fabric drapes and choosing needles based on that.

SIZE: Create your own size

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: (Sample) Center depth 27”. Wingspan 60” (not including tassels)


TECHNIQUES Knitting, purling, increasing, marling, shawl shaping, tassel creating and color melting! (Minimal Purling involved!)

Read more about this shawl and it’s inspiration on my website here