Ocean Spray Shawl

Ocean Spray is a long triangular shawlette or scarf that is just the right length to wrap around the neck once. Garter stitch is knit to a looser gauge to create a soft cushy fabric that drapes nicely, and the lacy edge provides interest and charm. This shawlette is perfect to wear underneath a coat or as an accent piece in warmer weather.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Shawl is 60” wide and 16” deep [152 x 40 cm] after blocking

Gauge: 18 sts and 20 rows = 4” [10 cm] in garter st after blocking 

Materials

Yarn: Sincere Sheep DK (85% polwarth wool, 15% tussah silk; 330 yards [302 meters]/113 grams): St Barts (1 skein)
Needles: US size 7 (4.5 mm) circular needles (24” [60cm]); US size 5 (3.75 mm) straight or circular needles
Notions: Markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

If using a different yarn, or if you want a larger shawl, work until half your yarn plus 10% remains, then start Part 2 (e.g. if you have 150 gms, work Part 1 until 75+15 or 90 gms are left, then start Part 2.)
It is knit side to side, from one point to the other. 

Pattern

Part 1

Using MC, cast on 3 sts.
Row 1 [RS]: Kfb, k to end. (4 sts)
Row 2 [WS]: Knit.
Row 3: as Row 1. (5 sts)
Row 4: Knit.
Row 5: Kfb, k till 4 sts rem, k2tog, yo, k2. (6 sts)
Rows 6-11: Repeat rows 4-5, 3 times. (9 sts)
Row 12: Knit.
Row 13: Kfb, k2, yo, k2tog, k till 4 sts rem, k2tog, yo, k2. (10 sts)
Row 14: Knit.
Rows 15-30: Repeat Rows 13-14 8 more times. (18 sts)
Row 31: Work Lace Chart (row 1), pm, k2, yo, k to last 4 sts, pm, k2tog, yo, k2. (19 sts)
Row 32: K to second marker, work Lace Chart (row 2).
Row 33: Work Lace Chart (row 3), sm, k2, yo, k to marker, k2tog, yo, k2. (21 sts)
Repeat Rows 32-33, working 7 repeats of the Lace Chart. (67 sts)
Work one more repeat up to row 10 of Lace Chart. (74 sts) 

Part 2

Row 1: Work Lace Chart (row 11), sm, k2, yo, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, sm, k2tog, yo, k2. (73 sts)
Row 2: K to second marker, work Lace Chart (row 12).
Row 3: Work Lace Chart (row 13), sm, k2, yo, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, sm, k2tog, yo, k2. (72 sts)
Row 4: K to second marker, work Lace Chart (row 14).
Row 5: Work Lace Chart (row 1), sm, k2, yo, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, sm, k2tog, yo, k2. (72 sts)
Row 6: K to second marker, work Lace Chart (row 2).
Row 7: Work Lace Chart (row 3), sm, k2, yo, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, sm, k2tog, yo, k2. (73 sts)
Row 8: K to second marker, work Lace Chart (row 4).
Row 9: Work Lace Chart (row 5), sm, k2, yo, k3tog, k to last 4 sts, sm, k2tog, yo, k2. (73 sts)
Repeat Rows 8-9, completing the 9th repeat, and working 7 more repeats of the Lace Chart. (18 sts)
Row 117: K1, yo, k2tog, yo, k3tog, k to last 4 sts, sm, k2tog, yo, k2. (17 sts)
Row 118: Knit.
Rows 119-134: Repeat rows 117-118 8 more times. (9 sts)
Remove markers.
Row 135: K1, yo, k2tog, yo, k3tog, k2tog, yo, k2. (9 sts)
Row 136: Knit.
Row 137: K1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k2tog, yo, k2. (8 sts)
Row 138: Knit.
Row 139: K2, k2tog, k2tog, yo, k2. (7 sts)
Row 140: Knit.
Row 141: K1, k2tog, k2tog, yo, k2. (6 sts)
Row 142: Knit.
Row 143: K2tog, k2tog, yo, k2. (5 sts)
Row 144: Knit.
Row 145: K1, k2tog, k2. (4 sts)
Row 146: Knit.
Row 147: K2tog, k2. (3 sts)
BO rem sts.

Finishing

Weave in ends, and block into gentle triangle shape to open up lace design. Block edging into rounded motifs. yarn ball

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Comments
  • Cathlene S.

    I am a blind knitter so cannot read charts. They are graphical and my screen reader is unable to read them. It would be great if you could also write out the chart.

    Reply
    • Nicola P.

      Hi Cathy! We’ve reached out to the designer for assistance and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola

      Reply
  • Susan Y.

    Having issues on this pattern Part 2 rows 8&9, repeat how many times?

    Reply
    • Nicola P.

      Hello Susan!
      The lace chart is 14 rows.

      Rows 8 and 9 are rows 4 and 5 of the chart.

      Instructions say complete current repeat of chart – which is 9 more rows (to get to 14).

      Then repeat chart 7 more times. 7×14 = 98 rows.

      Hope that helps! – Nicola

      Reply
  • Susan Y.

    Having issues on this pattern Part 2 rows 8&9, repeat how many times?

    Reply

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