Monday, December 17, 2012

Shale Beach Shawl

Shale Beach Shawl Wingspan
Imagine summer! Pull up a deck chair, pour a glass of sun tea and cast on this lovely shawl in your favorite lace weight or fingering weight yarn.

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, allover 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 1,135 yds (1,038 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 568 yds (520 m) of fingering weight yarn.

Shale Beach Shawl
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 downloadable, PDF pattern is fully charted, but instructions include the first few lines of charting written out to assist those new to reading charts in getting started.


NOTE: This original design pattern is the copyrighted property of Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits, and is intended for the personal use of the original purchaser only. Please do not reproduce or distribute this pattern (in whole or in part) without express written permission from Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits.