Windy Waves Shawl by Merethe Naas

Windy Waves Shawl

Knitting
January 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
427 - 437 yards (390 - 400 m)
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What inspired me? The loving energy of the sea. It gives me strength, inspiration, and total relaxation. My roots are strongly connected to coastal people and the coastal culture, so I always long for the sea.
As soon as I saw the beautiful yarn in the colorway “Watercolor” I could almost smell the aroma of the salty sea and the wind which blew in my face. In my body, I could feel the waves crashing against the rocks. And what is more beautiful than the sun shining and glittering on the water? I hope that you will also have a similar experience when you knit this shawl and have the same feeling every time you wear it.

The Windy Waves Shawl is knitted from the neck down. It is an easy and quick, one skein knit, worked in garter stitch and a single lace pattern. Each right-side row increases by 4 stitches, and each wrong-side row increases by 2 stitches. An i-cord bind-off makes the edge stable so it will not roll up. Video-tutorial included.

Materials
Needle: US size 4 / 3,5mm, 32” / 80cm circular needle. A long circular needle is recommended in order to accommodate a large number of stitches.
Yarns Used: approximately 390m / 427yds Enchanted Forest Fiber, Starry Sock, fingering weight, 75% superwash merino wool, 20% nylon, 5% stelina in the color “Watercolor”, 100g = 400m / 438yds per skein.
Gauge: 22 sts 28 rows = 4 x 4” / 10 x 10cm in Stockinette stitch. Gauge is not crucial for this project.
Final Measurements: Depth 14,5“/ 37cm. Wingspan 59“/ 150cm.
Notions: 4 stitch markers.

Special thanks to Lisa Beth Houchins for tech edit the “Windy Waves Shawl” pattern, a huge thank you to my wonderful testing team!