Sunset Beach by Paula King

Sunset Beach

November 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
800 - 1025 yards (732 - 937 m)
one, but easily altered to suit personal preferences.
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I love the expression honeyed light. There is a particular shade of golden light that occurs at sunset that is reminiscent of liquid honey. The other shades of orange, red and purple from light to dark play and reflect upon the water, as the shadows lengthen and become even deeper shades.

They lure the eye down to the horizon where Old Sol bids us a final farewell as he sinks into oblivion until tomorrow, until it all begins again. You stand on Sunset Beach, where time stops on the edge of twilight.

Twilight is a time of enchantment, tranquility and the contemplation of possibilities. The magical hours between day and night weaving tales of time immemorial and imagination unfurled. Your mind is free to follow the fairy lights, dreams or whatever your imagination lays before you.

Sunset Beach is lots of squishy garter stitch for ease and sections of lace to keep even seasoned knitters interested, but easy enough for adventurous beginners. You can take your mind back to Sunset Beach anytime. It’s just a daydream away, as you work the garter stitch and let your mind drift back to the warm beach and honeyed light where it all started.


Yarn Used:
Sunshine Dye Works Sunny Sock Yarn (75% Superwash Merino / 25% Nylon, 400 yds / 366m, 3.5 oz / 100g skein); 3 skeins fingering weight. The sample used the colors Indian Summer, Sriracha-cha, and Dana.

C1: Indian Summer; 322 – 392 yds / 294.5 – 358.5m
C2: Sriracha-cha; 196 – 276 yds/ 179 – 252.5m
C3: Dana; 276 – 356 yds/ 252.5 – 325.5m
Yardage estimates include 10% +/- those used in sample.

US 5 (3.75mm) circular, 50” (101cm)

Tapestry needle, lifeline thread (optional)

20 sts and 46 rows = 4” / 10cm for Garter Stitch (swatch on US 5 needles after blocking).
20 st and 32 rows = 4” / 10cm for Stockinette Stitch –for reference (swatch on US 5 needles after blocking).

One size only, can be adjusted to suit personal sizing preferences.

Special Techniques:
Increases using kfb, pfb, and yo
Decreases using k2tog and p2tog
Picot bindoff

Final Measurements:
Inside wingspan of shawl: 102”/ 257cm after blocking
Outside wingspan of shawl: 150” / 376”cm
Depth of shawl: 18” / 46cm after blocking

This pattern has been professionally tech edited.