Noordzee by Gretha Mensen


by Gretha Mensen
March 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in textured stitch pattern, blocked.
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
766 - 875 yards (700 - 800 m)
Approx. 82.7” (210 cm) wingspan along top edge x 25.6“ (65 cm) width.
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An extension of the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea (Dutch ‘Noordzee’) washes the shores of multiple Northern European countries. Its grey-blue waves are perfectly captured here by a special Frida Fuchs colorway and by the undulating cables of this asymmetrical triangular shawl.

A subtly rippling texture leads down to the cables, which culminate in a clean, modern lower border, and the use of i-cord edgings provides polish and refinement to the entire piece. Both harmonious and continuously interesting, the design is as well suited to tonally dyed fibers as it is to solid hues.

’Noordzee’ is worked flat from the right tip to the left edge. The pattern is fully written out with stitch counts and charted.

3 skeins Frida Fuchs, Wonneproppen Dk (100 gr-273yds/250m).
Sample yardage, 793yds/725m in color Nordsee.

Or any DK weight yarn: approx. 765-875yds (700-800m).

24” (minimum 60 cm) circular or straight needles.
US 6 (4.0 mm).
US 7 (4.5 mm).
Stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle.

GAUGE - BLOCKED 4” (10 cm)
In cable pattern, 24 stitches x 28 rows.
In textured stitch pattern, 18 stitches x 28 rows.

Gauge is not crucial at all, but will affect final size and yardage.

Approx. 82.7” (210 cm) wingspan along top edge x 25.6“ (65 cm) width.

Different sizes and fits can also be achieved by altering yarn weight and/or needle size(s)