The Water Shawl by cold comfort knits

The Water Shawl

May 2018
Light Fingering ?
30 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Ridge Pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1750 yards (1600 m)
One Size. Easily adjusted using guidelines in pattern.
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The Water Shawl

Inspired by the colours of a churned up lake on a cold spring morning, and four gorgeous skeins of hand-dyed yarn! The Water Shawl is everything you want in a summertime knit…

Despite its impressive size it’s super-squishy, so it remains comfortably portable from cast-on to bind-off.

The pattern is easy to memorize, so most of the time you won’t even need to carry it with you.

Thanks to a blend of alpaca, linen and silk, The Water Shawl has the perfect combination of lightness, summer-weight warmth, plus effortless drape and wrappability.

The Water Shawl can easily accommodate more/less yarn, and less-than-perfect gauge. Guidelines for adjusting the size are given within the pattern.

This shawl is shaped like a right triangle, worked in three continuous sections from the bottom tip to the top edge. Section A is worked in C1. Section B alternates C1/C2. Section C is worked in C2. A modified I-Cord edging is maintained in C1 throughout, while a classic I-Cord bind off provides a thoughtfully balanced finish.

A chart isn’t really necessary, but I’ve included one for more visual knitters so everyone can indulge!

Finished Measurements
80” (200 cm) x 67” (170 cm) x 43” (110 cm), after light blocking.

Yarn Indulgences Indulgent Love (50% Alpaca, 25% Silk, 25% Linen; 437 yards 400 meters / 100 grams): 2 skeins in C2 “Mint Julep” and 2 skeins in C2 “Luster”.
“Brezo” by Americo Original would make an excellent substitution.

30 stitches / 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Ridge Pattern, after blocking.

Exact gauge is not critical for this project, however variations in gauge will affect total yardage requirements.

One 32” (80 cm) circular knitting needle size US 4 (3.5 mm).

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