Earth and Sea Shawl

Cables, lace and garter stitch all come together to form this earthy shawl. The cabled border is shaped using short rows and is reminiscent of earthy, rolling hills. A lace section represents bubbling ocean waters, and intarsia stripes can be seen as streaks of water.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Width across top edge: 58”; Depth: 29”; Gauge: 18 sts x 36 rows = 4” [10 cm] in garter stitch after wet blocking

Gauge: 1 repeat of the Cable Border = 41/4” wide x 3” tall after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn: Fibra Natura Flax (100% linen; 137 yards [125 meters]/50 grams): #13 Cocoa (A, 6 hanks), #09 Robin (B, 2 hanks)
Needles: US size 4 (3.5 mm) straight, 32” circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Markers, cable needle (cn), tapestry needle, US size B/1 (2.25 mm) crochet hook

Pattern Notes

This shawl begins with an edging worked sideways. Short rows are worked every 12 row to give the edging a gentle curve. Stitches are picked up from the side of the edging and the shawl body is worked upward.

Abbreviations

k2tog: Knit two together
kwise: Knitwise
wyif: With yarn in front
w&t: Wrap and turn

Special Stitches

8×8 Left Cross (LC): Slip next 8 sts to cn and hold in front, k8 from left ndl, k8 from cn.
8×8 Right Cross (RC): Slip next 8 sts to cn and hold in back, k8 from left ndl, k8 from cn.
Cable & Lace Edging
(Worked over 33 sts)
Row 1 (RS): [Yo, k2tog] 2 times, p2, k24, p2, sl 1 kwise wyif.
Row 2 (WS): P1, k2, p24, k2, [yo, p2tog] 2 times.
Rows 3 & 4: Rep Rows 1 & 2.
Row 5: [Yo, k2tog] 2 times, p2, k8, 8×8 LC, p2, sl 1 kwise wyif.
Row 6: Rep Row 2.
Rows 7-10: Rep Rows 1 & 2, 2 times.
Row 11: [Yo, k2tog] 2 times, p2, k12, w&t.
Row 12: P12, k2, [yo, p2tog] 2 times.
Row 13: [Yo, k2tog] 2 times, p2, k24 (working together wrap with its stitch), p2, sl 1 kwise wyif.
Row 14: Rep Row 2.
Rows 15-16: Rep Rows 1 & 2.
Row 17: [Yo, k2tog] 2 times, p2, 8×8 RC, k8, p2, sl 1 kwise wyif.
Row 18: Rep Row 2.
Rows 19-28: Rep Rows 7-16.
Rep Rows 5-28 for patt.

Pattern

Edging

With A and straight ndls, cast on 33 sts.
Set-up row (WS): P1, k2, p24, k2, p4.
Work Rows 1-28 of Cable & Lace Edging, then rep Rows 5-28, 27 more times. Then rep Rows 5-8, 1 time. Bind off all sts.

Shawl Body

Slide circ ndl through slipped sts along side of Edging. (286 sts on ndl)

Section 1

Row 1 (RS): With B, knit.
Row 2 (WS): P1, knit to last st, p1.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: P1, * k2tog, yo; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 5: K1, * k2tog, yo; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rep Rows 4 & 5, 5 more times, then rep Row 4, 1 more time. Knit 4 rows. Break B. 

Section 2

Rows 1-8 (RS): With A, knit.
Row 9 (Dec): K14, * k2tog, k15; rep from * 14 more times, k2tog, knit to end. (268 sts rem)
Rows 10-14: With A, knit.
Row 15: With A k48, with B knit to end.
Row 16: With B k220, with A knit to end.
Rows 17-20: Rep Rows 15 & 16, 2 more times. Break B. 

Section 3

Rows 1-2: With A, knit.
Row 3 (Dec): K13, * k2tog, k14; rep from * 14 more times, k2tog, knit to end. (252 sts rem)
Rows 4-12: With A, knit.
Row 13: K13, * k2tog, k13; rep from * 14 more times, k2tog, knit to end. (236 sts rem)
Row 14: With A, knit.
Row 15: With A k66, with B knit to end.
Row 16: With B k170, with A knit to end.
Rows 17-20: Rep Rows 15 & 16, 2 more times. Break B. 

Section 4

Rows 1-2: With A, knit.
Row 3 (Dec): K12, * k2tog, k12; rep from * 14 more times, k2tog, knit to end. (220 sts rem)
Rows 4-12: With A, knit.
Row 13: K12, * k2tog, k11; rep from * 14 more times, k2tog, knit to end. (204 sts rem)
Row 14: With A, knit.
Row 15: With A k76, with B knit to end.
Row 16: With B k128, with A knit to end.
Rows 17-20: Rep Rows 15 & 16, 2 more times. Break B.

Section 5

Rows 1-2: With A, knit.
Row 3 (Dec): K11, * k2tog, k10; rep from * 14 more times, k2tog, knit to end. (188 sts rem)
Rows 4-12: With A, knit.
Row 13: K11, * k2tog, k9; rep from * 14 more times, k2tog, knit to end. (172 sts rem)
Row 14: With A, knit.
Row 15: With A k32, with B knit to end.
Row 16: With B k140, with A knit to end.
Rows 17-20: Rep Rows 15 & 16, 2 more times. Break B.

Section 6

Rows 1-2: With A, knit.
Row 3 (Dec): K10, * k2tog, k8; rep from * 14 more times, k2tog, knit to end. (156 sts rem)
Rows 4-12: With A, knit.
Row 13: K10, * k2tog, k7; rep from * 14 more times, k2tog, knit to end. (140 sts rem)
Row 14: With A, knit.
Row 15: With A k20, with B knit to end.
Row 16: With B k120, with A knit to end.
Rows 17-20: Rep Rows 15 & 16, 2 more times. Break B.

Section 7

Rows 1-2: With A, knit.
Row 3 (Dec): K9, * k2tog, k6; rep from * 14 more times, k2tog, knit to end. (124 sts rem)
Rows 4-12: With A, knit.
Row 13: K9, * k2tog, k5; rep from * 14 more times, k2tog, knit to end. (108 sts rem)
Row 14: With A, knit.
Row 15: With A k20, with B knit to end.
Row 16: With B k84, with A knit to end.
Rows 17-20: Rep Rows 15 & 16, 2 more times. Break B.

Section 8

Rows 1-2: With A, knit.
Row 3 (Dec): K8, * k2tog, k4; rep from * 14 more times, k2tog, knit to end. (92 sts rem)
Rows 4-12: With A, knit.
Row 13: K8, * k2tog, k3; rep from * 14 more times, k2tog, knit to end. (76 sts rem)
Row 14: With A, knit.
Row 15: With A k28, with B knit to end.
Row 16: With B k48, with A knit to end.
Rows 17-20: Rep Rows 15 & 16, 2 more times. Break B.

Section 9

Rows 1-2: With A, knit.
Row 3 (Dec): K4, * k2tog, k3; rep from * 12 more times, k2tog, knit to end. (62 sts rem)
Rows 4-12: With A, knit.
Row 13: K4, * k2tog, k2; rep from * 12 more times, k2tog, knit to end. (48 sts rem)
Row 15: With A k24, with B knit to end.
Row 16: With B k24, with A knit to end.
Rows 17-20: Rep Rows 15 & 16, 2 more times. Break B. 

Section 10

Rows 1-2: With A, knit.
Row 3 (Dec): K1, * k2tog, k2; rep from * 10 more times, k2tog, k1. (36 sts rem)
Rows 4-8: Knit.
Row 9: * K1, k2tog; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. (24 sts rem)
Rows 10-14: Knit.
Row 15: K1, * k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1. (13 sts rem)
Rows 16-18: Knit.
Row 19: K1, * k2tog; rep from * to end. (7 sts rem)
Row 20: [K2tog] 2 times, k3tog – 3 sts rem. Break yarn, pass through rem live sts. Pull tight. 

Finishing

With A and crochet hook, work sc evenly along upper edge of shawl. Weave in ends. Wet block shawl. yarn ball

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