Seagull Shawl by Kay Hopkins

Seagull Shawl

Knitting
August 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette using medium needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
700 - 1000 yards (640 - 914 m)
Large and Small - 65 x 24 inches and 47 x 17.5 inches
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Seagull Shawl is a relatively easy colorwork shawl that uses only one color of yarn per row. What a great way to use those mini-skein gradient sets!

Mosaic (slip stitch) is fun and easy as colorwork goes, given that only one color of yarn is used at any time. The solid bands are worked in simple garter, lace and texture stitches and the Mosaic sections are perfect for a gradient yarn.

Seagulls swooping and frolicking on the beach and over the ocean inspired the design for this shawl. The lace, texture and colorwork designs in this shawl each represent Seagulls in flight.

The Seagull Shawl is offered in two sizes and has a bit of easy lace, a unique textured stitch pattern, and easy slip stitch colorwork with bands of garter stitch framing each panel. The Mosaic section is perfect for a gradient yarn!

The shawl is worked top-down, seamless and triangular and the instructions are both charted and written. Mosaic (slip stitch) is fun and relatively easy as colorwork goes, given that only one color of yarn is used per row.

Sweet Georgia has set up yarn kits for the Seagull Shawl! Check them out here.

Contrasting colors and a smooth yarn are recommended for the Mosaic colorwork to be vibrant and visible.

See this wonderful tutorial by Felicia at Sweet Georgia Yarns for working Mosaic colorwork using one of my shawl patterns.

The instructions are written and charted, and the pattern has been professionally tech edited and tested.
 
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Larger: 65 inches/165 cm long and 24 inches/61 cm deep at point of triangle.

Smaller: 47 inches/119cm wide across the top edge and 17.5 inches/44cm deep at point of triangle.

Size and yarn usage will vary across yarns and gauge used.

RECOMMENDED YARN
Fingering weight - use smooth yarn and contrasting colors for vibrant and visible mosaic design. See the Sweet Georgia yarn kits.

Sample is shown in:

Main Color (MC): Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock: Fingering (80% merino wool, 20% nylon); 425 yds (389m)/4 oz (115g); Color Dreamboat.

Contrast Color (CC): Sweet Georgia Tough Love Party of Five: Fingering (80% merino wool, 20% nylon); 525yds (480m)/5 oz (142g); Gradient Set in Color Whisper.

Estimated Yarn Required:

Large Size: MC – 700 yards (637m) - 2 skeins would be 800 yds. CC – 300 yards (273m) - 1 Party of Five mini-gradient set

Small Size: MC – 460 yards (419m) , CC – 206 yards (188m) - 1 Party of Five mini-gradient set

Yarn usage will vary depending on gauge and specific yarn used as well as options chosen.
 
EXPERIENCE LEVEL:
Accessible to an advanced beginner knitter.  

Skills Used: Increases, basic knit stitches, slip stitches, basic lace, simple cable (no cable needle required).