Smugglers Cove by Kay Hopkins

Smugglers Cove

Knitting
October 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette using medium needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
850 - 1000 yards (777 - 914 m)
85 inches/ 216cm wide across top edge and 26 inches/66cm deep at point of triangle.
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Smugglers Cove is a relatively easy colorwork shawl that uses only one color of yarn per row. What a fun 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. See this wonderful tutorial by Felicia at Sweet Georgia Yarns for working Mosaic colorwork using this shawl pattern.

The colorwork in this shawl was inspired by the surf at Smugglers Cove. The bands of lace and texture represent the clam holes and surf lines in the sand as well as the lush forest and mountains framing the secluded beach.

The shawl construction is top-down, triangular and the instructions are both charted and written.

Smugglers Cove is a very secluded beach on the Central Oregon Coast and a popular surf destination. A short hike through the forest on Neahkahnie Mountain ends at Smugglers Cove where there is protection from the wind and beautiful scenery. Urban legend holds that pirate treasure is buried here but it has never been found.

The instructions are both charted and written and the pattern has been professionally tech edited and tested.
 
FINISHED SIZE
85 inches/ 216cm wide across top edge and 26 inches/66cm deep at point of triangle.
 
RECOMMENDED YARN
Main Color (MC): Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock: Fingering (80% merino wool, 20% nylon); 425 yds (389m)/4 oz (115g); Color Snowfall.

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 Swell.

Note: Contrasting colors and smooth, equally weighted yarns are recommended for the Mosaic colorwork to be vibrant and visible.

Estimated Yarn Required:
MC – 670 yards (612m) - 2 skeins would be 800 yds.
CC – 277 yards (252m) - 1 mini-gradient set
Yarn usage will vary depending on gauge and specific yarn used.
 
EXPERIENCE LEVEL:
Accessible to an advanced beginner knitter.  
Skills used: Increases, yarnovers, slip stitch colorwork.