Tropical Shores by Jennifer Shiels Toland

Tropical Shores

March 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
17.5 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Garter st
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1070 yards (978 m)
One Size (see dimensions below)
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Tropical Shores

Who doesn’t dream of sun kissed beach strolls with warm breezes and washed up corals? I know I do. It’s my mental go-to place when it’s absolutely freezing, or when I’m totally stressed out! This shawl is made for wrapping you up in those memories, thoughts, or wishes. ☺

It is a top down triangular shawl that has a little bit of brioche, squishy garter, some simple short rowing, some strips of eyelets just for the fun of it, and finished off with brioche shell motifs languishing in some warm aqua marine waters ;)

New to Brioche? Don’t worry! There are lots of video tutorials to take you through all the various brioche stitches and techniques you’ll need :)

Tropical Shores is knit using the super sumptuously squishy Primrose Yarns, Marquess MCN DK.

If you prefer to knit this in fingering weight here are the Yarn and Needles for this version: Sample is 3rd image Please note: An extra 2 rows of brioche was knit before binding off.

Yarn: Mechita, Malabrigo MC: Cielo y Tierra (Blue): 136g ( 522m )

CC: Sandbank (Sand): 92g (353m)

Needles: 4mm/ 6 US

Gauge: 18 sts X 22 rows in Garter stitich = 10cm/ 4”

Size: 162cm/ 65” Wingspan 62.5cm/ 25” Depth at centre

Finished Wingspan at top edge: 182cm/ 72”
Finished depth at centre spine: 76cm/ 30”
Measurements taken with relaxed fabric after blocking.


Primrose Yarn Company, Marquess MCN DK 100g (206m / 225yds; DK weight; 80% SW Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere).
Sample shown in MC: Queen Atlanna (turquoise) & CC: Sassy (coral)
Please note that Queen Atlanna is part of the Rose Gold Collection.

3 skeins MC; 2 skeins CC
MC: 275g – 566m (619 yds)
CC: 200g – 412m (450 yds)
Please note: I used up as much yarn as I could possibly squeeze into this shawl. I had only 6g of CC colour left over. If you are worried that you may not have enough due to gauge nuances, I recommend you purchase an extra skein of CC.

4.5mm / US 7 120cm/ 48” circular needle. Adjust needle size to match gauge.
Stitch markers (21 total; 2 unique, 1 removable)
Tapestry/Darning needle

17.5 sts x 38 rows = 10cm x 10cm (4”x 4”) in garter stitch worked flat.
Measurements taken with relaxed fabric after blocking.