Colors of the Sea Shawl

Colors of the Sea is a beautiful and lightweight lace shawl worked up in the color of the Atlantic Ocean. The semi-circular shawl is knit top down in varying bands of lace and textured stitches that increase outwards and end in a knit-on lace border, mimicking the ebb and flow of the sea.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 51” (130 cm) x 27” (70 cm)

Gauge: 12 sts x 20 rows = 4” [10 cm] in garter st after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn: Townhouse Yarns Chatham Lace (80% merino, 20% silk; 1312 yards [1200 meters]/100 grams): Laguna Beach (1 skein)
Needles: US size 6 (4.0 mm) straight or 50” circular needles
Notions: 2 markers, tapestry needle

Abbreviations

K2tog: Knit two sts together.
Ssk: Sl 1 p-wise, sl 1k-wise, sl 2 sts back to LH needle and k-tbl.
Sl wyif: Slip stitch with yarn in front.
Puk: Pick up and knit.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked flat from the top down.

Pattern

Garter Tab

With 4.0 mm needles and MC, CO 3 sts.
Work 4 rows in garter stitch, turn needle 90 degrees and puk 2 sts along edge, turn 90 degrees and puk 3 sts from cast on edge. (8 sts)

Shawl

Row 1 (WS): K3, pm, k2, pm, pm, k3.
Row 2 (RS): K3, sm, [kfb] twice; sm, k3. (10 sts)
Rows 3-6: Knit.
Row 7: K3, sm, [k1, yo] four times; sm, k3. (14 sts)
Rows 8-11: Knit.
Row 12: K3, sm, [yo, k1] eight times; sm, k3. (22 sts)
Rows 13-20: Knit.
Row 21: K3, sm, *[k1, yo] repeat from * to m, k3. (38 sts)
Rows 22-37: Knit.
Row 38: K3, sm, *[yo, k1] repeat from *to m, k3. (72 sts)
Rows 39 and 41: Knit.
Row 40: K3, sm, *[k2tog, yo] repeat from * to m, k3.
Row 42: K3, sm, *[yo, k2tog,] repeat from * to m, k3.
Rep rows 39-42 three more times then rep rows 39 and 40 once more.
Next two Rows: Knit.
Next Row: K3, sm, *[k2tog, yo] repeat from *to m, k3.
Work 24 rows in garter stitch.
Next Row: K3, sm, *[k1, yo] repeat from * to m, k3. (134 sts)
Work 3 rows in garter stitch. 
Work Chart 1 as follows:
Row 1: K3, sm, *[K6, yo, k2tog] rep to m, sm, k3.
Next row and all WS rows until end of chart: K3, sm, p to m, sm, k3.
Row 3: K3, sm, *[K5, yo, k2tog, k1] rep to m, sm, k3.
Row 5: K3, sm, *[K4, yo, k2tog, k2] rep to m, sm, k3.
Row 7: K3, sm, *[K3, yo, k2tog, k3] rep to m, sm, k3.
Row 9: K3, sm, *[k2, yo, ssk, k4] rep to m, sm, k3.
Row 11: K3, sm,*[K3, yo, ssk, k3] rep to m, sm, k3.
Row 13: K3, sm, *[K4, yo, ssk, k2] rep to m, sm, k3.
Row 15: K3, sm, *[K5, yo, ssk, k1] rep to m, sm, k3.
Work eight rows in garter stitch.
Work Chart 2 as follows:
Row 1: K3, sm, *[K1, ssk, yo, k5] rep to m, sm, k3.
Next row and all WS rows until end of chart: K3, sm, p to m, sm, k3.
Row 3: K3, sm, *[K2, ssk, yo, k4] rep to m, sm, k3.
Row 5: K3, sm, *[K3, ssk, yo, k3] rep to m, sm, k3.
Row 7: K3, sm, *[K4, ssk, yo, k2] rep to m, sm, k3.
Row 9: K3, sm, *[K3, k2tog, yo, k3] rep to m, sm, k3.
Row 11: K3, sm,*[K2, k2tog, yo, k4] rep to m, sm, k3.
Row 13: K3, sm, *[K1, k2tog, yo, k5] rep to m, sm, k3.
Row 15: K3, sm, *[K2tog, yo, k6] rep to m, sm, k3.
Work eight rows in garter stitch.
Work Chart 3 as follows:
Row 1: K3, sm, *[ssk, yo, k4, k2tog, yo] rep to m, sm, k3.
Next row and all WS rows until end of chart: knit.
Row 3: K3, sm, *[K1, ssk, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1] rep to m, sm, k3.
Row 5: K3, sm, *[K2, ssk, yo, k2tog, yo, k2] rep to m, sm, k3.
Row 7: K3, sm, *[K3, ssk, yo, k3] rep to m, sm, k3.
Work eight rows in garter stitch.
Next row: K3, sm, *[yo, k1] rep to m, sm, k3. (262 sts)
Next row: Knit.
Next row: K3, sm, *[k2tog, yo] rep to m, sm, k3.
Next row: Knit.
Next row: K3, sm, *[yo, k2tog] rep to m, sm, k3.
Next row: Knit.
Rep last four rows once more. 

Lace Edging

With right side facing, cast on 12 sts. (274 sts)
Row 1 (RS): K11, k2tog, (this is the last st of the cast on edge and the 1st st of the main shawl.)Turn work.
Row 2: Sl st, knit to end.
Rows 3 & 4: Repeat last two rows.
Rows 5-16: Work appropriate row of chart or from written instructions for knitted on lace edging.

Lace Edging (Written Pattern)

Row 5: Sl wyif, k1, [yo, k2tog] twice, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog. Turn work.
Row 6: Sl wyif, k12.
Row 7: Sl wyif, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, [k2tog, yo, k2] twice, k2tog. Turn work.
Row 8: Sl wyif, k13.
Row 9: Sl wyif, k1, [yo, k2tog] twice, yo, k3, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog. Turn work.
Row 10: Sl wyif, k14.
Row 11: Sl wyif, k1, [yo, k2tog] twice, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog. Turn work.
Row 12: Sl wyif, k15.
Row 13: Sl wyif, k1, [yo, k2tog] twice, yo, k5, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog. Turn work.
Row 14: Sl wyif, k16.
Row 15: Bind off 5sts, k7, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog. Turn work.
Row 16: Sl wyif, k10, p1.
Repeat rows 5-16 forty- two more times.
Next 4 rows: Repeat rows 1 & 2 twice more.
Bind off using your favorite loose bind off for lace.

Finishing

Weave in ends and block to measurements. yarn ball

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Comments
    • Barb F.

      Having made a number of lace shawls, I figure the puk means “pick up and knit” followed by the number of stitches to pick up. You start with a small garter stitch square (3 sts x 4 rows = 2 garter ridges) – after knitting across to the end of the 4th row, you turn the square and pick up and knit the required number of stitches (2) from the short side – once stitch in each garter ridge. You now have 5 stitches on your needle. You then turn the square a bit again, and pick up and knit 3 stitches (one stitch in each of your original cast on stitches). You now have 8 stitches on your needle. This forms the base for the remainder of the shawl. The little square is no longer a square, but becomes the centre top section of your shawl, at the base of the back of your neck. Hope this helps. Sometimes you just have to do it to “see” it!

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