Shorelines by Jem Arrowsmith


August 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
440 yards (402 m)
One size fits all
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Inspired by the sea and colourful seaside towns, the textured Shorelines asymmetrical shawl is a simple and fun pattern designed to use 100g of fingering weight / 4 ply yarn and 50g of fingering weight 4 ply sock scraps, or contrast colour(s).

The shawl is knit in stockinette for the first half, with the shaping taking place at the beginning and ends of the rows. The simple lace pattern then pulls the knitting into ‘waves’ which is the perfect opportunity to dig out those sock scraps and have a play with colours. Alternatively, you could choose 100g of colourful variegated yarn for the body of the shawl and knit the wave stripes in bold or neutral colours. It also works well with gradients and mini-skeins too - the possibilities are endless!

The pattern is easy to remember making it perfect for TV or travel knitting.

The resulting shawl is light and adaptable to wear, perfect for the changing seasons – or a stroll along the beach!

Stitches Used - Knit, purl, slipped stitches, k2tog, ssk, yo, knit-purl-knit in 1

Sizes: One size

Measurements: The finished blocked item measures 77.5” (197cm) wingspan and 26” (66cm) depth at the longest part

Materials Used

• Yarn A – main colour yarn, 1 x 3.5oz / 100g, 440 yd / 400m skein of 4ply yarn. The yarn used in the pattern is Under the Olive Tree 4 ply 100% Superwash Merino in the Sketch colourway
• Yarn B - Contrast yarn(s) – 50g of 4 ply contrast colour for stripes, or 12 x 4 to 5g of scrap 4ply yarn in various colours
• 1 x US size 5 (3.75mm) 32” - 40” (80 - 100cm) circular needle
• 1 removable stitch marker

Gauge: 23 stitches and 33 rows to 4 inches / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking.

The pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knitted. Video tutorials for various techniques used in the shawl are also provided in the pattern.