Salt Water and Sea Stars by Michelle Krause

Salt Water and Sea Stars

April 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
420 yards (384 m)
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The beautiful blue of the water and the sand, seashells, sand dollars, and sea stars are all images I see when I think of the ocean. This shawl brings them all together with a beautiful yarn and a pretty crossed cable motif. Choose a similar beachy yarn, or any other colour palette you prefer, and enjoy the easy shaping of this end-to-end shawl with just enough of a challenging lace pattern to keep it interesting and fun.

This pattern is written for one 420 yard skein of Akara Yarns Merino Sock and is shown here in Sage. I used my entire skein of yarn. (The pattern also includes instructions for making the shawl larger with more yarn).

Finished Measurements: Approximately 17 inches (43 cm) deep at middle point and 68 inches (173 cm) long across top edge, blocked.

Skills required: Increasing, decreasing, knitting lace, blocking your shawl. Stitches used: k, p, kfb, k2tog, SKP, yo, 2/2/2 LPC (this cable stitch is explained in the pattern).

You can also visit for a photo tutorial showing how to work the 2/2/2 LPC cable stitch.

Pattern includes both written and charted instructions, list of abbreviations, diagram, and notes.

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