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  1. My new shawl pattern 'Pebble & Beach' is now available as a free download!

    Pebble Beach (4)

    Pebble & Beach is a simple, quick knit designed to use 1 skein of 100g / 3.5oz, 246 yds / 225m DK yarn.

    With no stitch counting required, the shawl is knit in stockinette and the lace border is introduced whenever you want it to be! You can also swap the stockinette for garter stitch for a squishier version. 

    The pattern is easy to remember making it perfect for TV or travel knitting. And it’s a quick knit too, great for those last minute gifts!

    The resulting shawl is warm and adaptable to wear, throw it over your shoulders, use it as a scarf or wrap it round into a cowl.

    This is a free forever pattern - download your copy HERE

    Watch the video to see the Pebble & Beach shawl as it was being knit up!

    There are also some freshly dyed double knit skeins of yarn in the shop which is perfect for this pattern. Check out the shop or click HERE to see the full range currently available.

    DK Yarn

    If you make a Pebble & Beach I'd love to see it - come and show off your shawl in the friendly Under the Olive Tree Knitters Facebook Group. Hope to see you there! x

  2. My new shawl pattern Shorelines is now available to download! 

    Inspired by the sea and colourful seaside towns, the textured Shorelines asymmetrical shawl is a simple and fun pattern designed to use 100g of fingering weight / 4 ply yarn and 50g of fingering weight 4 ply sock scraps, or contrast colour(s).

    The shawl is knit in stockinette for the first half, with the shaping taking place at the beginning and ends of the rows. The simple lace pattern then pulls the knitting into ‘waves’ which is the perfect opportunity to dig out those sock scraps and have a play with colours. Alternatively, you could choose 100g of colourful variegated yarn for the body of the shawl and knit the wave stripes in bold or neutral colours. It also works well with gradients and mini-skeins too - the possibilities are endless!

    The pattern is easy to remember making it perfect for TV or travel knitting.

    The resulting shawl is light and adaptable to wear, perfect for the changing seasons – or a stroll along the beach!

    Shorelines Shawl

    The pattern was test knit by some brilliant testers - thank you Carron, Ros, Jo, Vivette, Anna and Deb! Here are some of the test knit shawls - L-R: Carrons lovely gradient, Jo's variageted yarn with colour stripes and Ros' pretty blue and white shawl. 

    Check out the Shorelines Ravelry page  to view more projects

    Shorelines Test Knits

    To see a video of Shorelines being made, click HERE

    For more information and to purchase the Shorelines shawl pattern click HERE

    Happy knitting! x