Imagine the freedom of sailing on the open water. Windblown hair. Salty skin. Setting your sights on the horizon. Letting the wind take you wherever it will and trusting that all will be OK. That's the feeling that inspired this shawl.
This half-circle shawl is worked from the top down and shaped like your view from the ship’s bow. After the garter tab cast-on, it’s smooth sailing through the body of stockinette. As you approach the border, you’ll hoist your sails through a series of eyelets and wavy lace motifs, before casting off and sailing into the sunset - with a lovely new shawl :)
This shawl was designed to showcase a merino and silk blend yarn; however, most 4-ply or sock-weight yarns would work. A solid or semi-solid colour will best show off the lace.
This pattern has been tech edited and test knitted prior to publication and includes both written instructions and charts.
Stitches Used – Sl1 wyif, knit, purl, kyok (knit-yarnover-knit), k2tog, ssk, yo (tutorials for the stitches used are linked in the pattern)
Sizes – One size
Measurements – The finished blocked item measures 63” (160 cm) wingspan and 17” (43cm) in depth
437yd / 400m, 3.5 oz / 100g, 4-ply or fingering-weight yarn. The yarn used in the pattern pictures is Under the Olive Tree, Steni Vala - 50% merino / 50% silk, in the Shades of Summer Sun colourway (1 skein)
US size 5 (3.75mm) 32” (80cm) circular needle
A tapestry needle for weaving in the ends
17 stitch markers (optional: to mark off the lace repeats)
Pins for blocking
23 stitches and 32 rows to 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking
You can view other examples of this pattern over on Ravelry. Click >>here<< to see pictures from other knitters who have made this shawl.