Searching for Shells by Cherie Marie Leck

Searching for Shells

July 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 13 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
675 - 885 yards (617 - 809 m)
Scarf: 13" x 66; Shawl: 18" x 70"
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Join in our NEW “Searching for Shells” MKAL ~

As a child, my favorite beach activity (besides standing in the ocean in awe of the majesty of the waves), was searching for shells. I was always longing to find a perfect shell, but ended up collecting hundreds of fragmented shells that were just as special to me. The search itself rewarded me with many insights, such as how the ocean can take a piece of broken glass and make it into a treasure. How, in looking down too much, we can miss other wonders. How joy and beauty can be found all around us.

This MKAL has a few challenging parts, but is mostly created with soothing undulations of foamy seas, where treasures can be found. I hope you will join me in this journey as we seek the beauty and joy that is ours to find! ~ Cherie

Style and Stitches
Knit on a gentle bias from the bottom up, this lovely ocean themed MKAL includes 2 sizes: Scarf or Shawl, using sport/fingering yarns. Featuring shells, gentle foamy waves and more!

Stitches include: Stockinette and Garter stitch stripes, Lace, textured stitches with a few small cables and slipped stitches, and an I-cord edge (perfect for carrying yarn colors up the side and hiding the yarn ends!)

You will need (see download for specifics)
For SCARF: #3 needles
125 yards for Shells (lavender, rose, peach for example)
200 yards White/Cream for Waves
350 yards Blue for Ocean

For SHAWL: #5 (24” circulars to hold stitches)
175 yards for Shells
250 yards White/Cream for Waves
460 yards Blue for Ocean

The MKAL instructions will be line-by-line, revealed over 5 weeks:

First Clue: July 23, 2020
Second Clue: July 30
Third Clue: August 6
Forth Clue: August 13
Fifth Clue: August 20 : Now Available!

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