Waves and Shells by Eebie Cheshire

Waves and Shells

November 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
345 - 445 yards (315 - 407 m)
small, medium, large
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Waves and Shells is a cool little shoulder warmer for those sultry summer date nights. The pattern flow reminds me of the way the waves ripple on our sugary-sandy Alabama beaches. You cast on from the lower edge, decreasing your way to the neckline. Plus, I’ve discovered a way to make bobbles that doesn’t require turning your project back and forth or trying to knit backwards.

I’m totally thrilled that MadTosh selected me as one of their Independent Studio Designers!!! Waves and Shells will be included in their #MTSTudioDesign collection.

Bonus lengths of 14 and 16” are now included. Yardage is estimated at this time.

This pattern has charts, written instructions and a link to a video tutorial for the bobbles.

Techniques used are fully explained:
I-Cord Bobble
Purl bind off technique
Connect into the round
Stress-Free cast on
SSK, K1tbl

Fingering or sock weight yarn:

Red is Blood Runs Cold, Tosh Merino Light
Gray is Kitten, Tosh Merino Light
Blue is Favorite Pair, Tosh Merino Light
Coral is Dream in Color Smooshy Cashmere

Sm 345 yds; Med 400 yds; Lg 445 yds

Bust—32-39 (42-45, 48-51)” Depth—12”

Actual finished measurement 46 (49, 52)” at bottom edge

Size 6 circular needle 24” size small, 29” medium, 32” large
Size 6 circular needle 16”
Multiple ring markers and a locking ring marker

21 sts and 28 rounds = 4” in Stockinette but this is not important

For those who are a bit adventurous, additional instructions are included, to modify this into a true poncho. The yardage is just estimated for these modifications, so you have to understand I can’t guarantee how much you will need. Poncho lengths are estimated to be 14” and 16”. DK/ worsted weight could be substituted as well to create a larger poncho. Be daring!
For example:
Size medium, 16” length poncho in DK yarn used 870 yards. Due to the weight of the yarn and the looseness of the knitter, her poncho grew to 20”.

Size X-small, 14” length poncho in DK/worsted used 600 yards and size 8 needles - final measurement grew to 18” due to the extreme softness of the yarn and needle size.

Size small and medium in the 14” length using fingering weight is estimated to be 700-800 yards.

A testimonial from Roberta, a lovely knitter whose age is somewhere over 90…“The patterns Eebie writes are so clear and easy to follow. Makes my knitting journey so much more enjoyable. Also very creative.”

I’d like to thank my awesome test knitters. As well as Mary, the best tech editor on the world!

If you’d like help selecting the prefect yarn, give us a call at Southern Twist Yarns or visit our website https://www.southerntwistyarns.com/

Links to my videos are: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5lFknGCpnLXIi9b_BrJkCg

errata: 14” length, the final row, row 96, should read:
YO, K3, K2tog - note that this has been corrected on current file.