Seaside Shawl by PurpleIguana
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Seaside Shawl

October 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
gauge is not critical for this pattern
5.0 mm (H)
450 - 525 yards (411 - 480 m)
one size
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Well color me surprised that LB Shawl in a Ball is considered worsted weight. It sure looks fingering/sport weight to me. Must be the fuzz. Anyway…

Working up quickly into a beautiful lightweight shawl, this is the second--and likely final--mod of my Movie Night Shawl. It has the same stacked shells design but this time with a top-down construction. I honestly couldn’t decide whether it was more of a triangle shape or more of a crescent shape because it was a bit of both. Sadly, we don’t seem to have a word for that.

Unlike most of my shawls, this design technically is a six-row repeat owing to the fact that the ends of the shawl increase as a two-row repeat and the center spine increases as a three-row repeat, but once you get going, it’s still a fairly easy process to keep track of.

I wasn’t sure how well Shawl in a Ball blocked, so I made a sample swatch with some leftover KP Bare Gloss I had on hand. It blocked very nicely, opening up quite a lot.

UPDATE: I made a variation of this shawl that I called Beachcomber. The variation is… fiddly. If you follow my patterns, you know I have lots of 1-row and 2-row repeats because I LOVE SIMPLE, especially when it ends up looking nice. Seaside was a just a little fiddly, and I could deal with that. But Beachcomber? More fiddly than I care to actually write out as a written pattern. I do not have the patience… for now.

However, if you would like to try it, I put what I hope are some good notes on my project page as well as a couple of crudely drawn charts for the center increases and row end increases with pictures of the actual shawl that correspond to the charts. I do NOT know how much good I will be with troubleshooting help, so attempt this version at your own risk.

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