winter sea shawl by L Abinante

winter sea shawl

January 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
390 yards (357 m)
customizable; as written: 53.25 in/135 cm wingspan, 19 in/48 cm at deepest point
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This pattern is available for free.

An asymmetrically shaped shawl that’s surprisingly easy to wear!

Knit from the bottom up, the shawl has increases incorporated into the stitch motif. With the right side facing, the shawl increases once every other row along the left edge and once every row along the right edge.

This is my favorite kind of shawl: it’s done when you say it’s done. You can keep knitting until it has reached the size you want, or you run out of yarn, and you can knit it in any yarn weight you wish. The instructions are more of a template than a pattern, don’t feel restricted by the yarn weight or size I’ve knit for myself.

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A PDF version of this pattern is available for download on the pattern website.


Approximately 390 yards/357 meters worsted weight.


Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage (100% superwash merino; 200 yards/182 meters per 100 grams), shown in Opaline.


US 7 (4.5mm) needle, circular recommended due to size.


20 sts and 30 rows per 4 in/10 cm, stockinette stitch.


one: 53.25 in/135 cm wingspan, 19 in/48 cm at deepest point (see diagram)


  • split-ring marker

  • darning needle