Reef Breeze by Jennifer Shiels Toland

Reef Breeze

May 2018
Light Fingering ?
22.5 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
791 - 947 yards (723 - 866 m)
Two sizes - please see pattern notes below
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Reef Breeze

The Reef Breeze shawl was inspired not by man made architecture, but from one of mother natures greatest underwater creations. This shawl began life on a sunny beach off a glorious coral reef in the Caribbean, and ended on the sand dunes on a stormy overcast day in Ireland.

This is a top down crescent shaped shawl, with a garter tab start. Beginning with the back and forth ease of garter rows, introducing waves of horizontal stripes, the pattern echoes the sea. The border mimics the shape of fan coral using decreasing twisted ribbing. These fans are interspersed with simple panels of eyelet mesh mirroring the great star coral and end on either side with a sea horse tail kick.

2 sizes: Small (Large).
(The small size is available in case yarn is substituted for skeins with less metreage/ yardage).

Finished Wingspan at top edge: 189cm/ 74.5”
Finished depth at centre spine: 39.5cm/ 15.5”
Finished Wingspan at top edge: 207cm/ 81.5”
Finished depth at centre spine: 44cm/ 17.25”
Measurements taken with relaxed fabric after blocking.

The Fibre Company, Meadow 100g (498m/ 545yds; lace weight; 40% Merino wool, 25% baby llama, 20% silk, 15% linen)

Small Size:
Main Colour (MC): 1 skein Bedstraw
{73g (2.6 oz) – 364m (398 yds)}.
Contrast Colour (CC): 1 skein Alfalfa
{72g (2.5 oz) – 359m (393 yds)}.

Large size:
Main Colour (MC): 1 skein Bedstraw
{95g (3.4 oz) – 471m (516 yds)}.
Contrast Colour (CC): 1 skein Alfalfa
{79g (2.8 oz) – 395m (432 yds)}.

Size 3.5mm/US 4 circular needle, 100cm / 40” length
Stitch markers (fixed) – 16
Tapestry/Darning needle

22.5 sts x 46 rows = 10cm x 10cm (4”x 4”) in garter stitch after blocking.

I had so much fun designing and knitting this shawl, and I know you will too. Enjoy ☺