The Shale Beach Shawl features an elegantly simple allover chevron design, making it the perfect canvas for highlighting many of the beautiful tonal and hand-dyed yarns currently on the market. It is a triangular shawl knit from the top down in three panels. With its simple, straightforward design, the Shale Beach Shawl lends itself to being a great project for novice lace knitters as well.
Our sample was knit double-stranded with approx 1,320 yds (1,206 m) of luscious, Knit Picks Shimmer laceweight yarn to take advantage of the fiber content (70% Baby Alpaca, 30% Silk) and the splendid colorway, Blue Glass. However, this pattern is equally suited to fingering weight yarn knit with a single strand. You will need approx 660 yds (603 m) of fingering weight yarn.
So, pick your poison (lace weight or fingering weight), pick from the ever changing palette of lovely colorways available out there and knit your own version of the Shale Beach Shawl. This pattern is fully charted, but the instructions do include the first few lines of charting written out to assist those new to reading charts in getting started.
Full pattern details for the Shale Beach Shawl can be found here.