Monday, September 12, 2011

seashore shawl

I finished my Seashore Shawl about a week before summer ended. My timing is impeccable!   I saw a shawl similar to this when we went to North Myrtle Beach in July.  (thus the name "Seashore Shawl"  pretty original, huh?!) The owner had it draped over a chair and I kept going back to paw at it and try it on.   I bought the yarn at the local yarn shop and the shop owner was kind enough to give me the 'pattern".  I love this yarn so much.  It is so soft!  And it's machine washable due to the fact that it's a cotton/acrylic blend. 
 I think I could wrap up in this and take a nap. (if I were a napper that is....I'm not a napper- it's a shame.)   The color is pale enough that it works almost like a neutral. The color is called Matcha.  (?)  I'll be enjoying this for a few more weeks until it gets cold enough to bring out the wool....it's perfect for throwing over my shoulders in church or warding off the morning chill when I do my quiet time on the deck. 
The cast on edge starts off with ten stitches so you don't end up with a triangular point...it's gentle and it has a nice drape.  I used two skeins of Berrocco Weekend and it ended up the perfect size.  It's so easy....Cast on 10 stitches using a size 13 needle.  Increase at the beginning and end of each row until you have 8 inches - from then on, increase at the beginning only until you have 140-145 stitches.  Bind off loosely and enjoy!
Now, you can make your own Seashore Shawl....just in time for autumn! 

15 comments:

Gloria said...

Very beautiful!!! I love it...:) I am amazed again how you could even do this??!! Your covered binders turned out great too. How fun you got to make these with a treasured friend. Once, when I was in a Tea-4-3 group, we all made purses together for our TEA outing. It was so much better to sew with friends! :)

I hope your having a happy day!!

xoxo....Gloria

Kristyn Knits said...

YOU!! are awesome!! Love the reflection photo!! It reminds me to get a new battery in my "B" watch.
I think you could make this shawl in four different seasonal colors and were it year round! Love how you have it draped around you!! Hugs to you!!

Ellen said...

Yes, pawing in a yarn shop is a must. Last time I did that I came home with another skein of yarn for a hat. Love your new banner by the way.

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

It's gorgeous! I can see why you had to go back and pet it....I would too! There's still a little summer left out there, so you've got some time to enjoy.

Meg said...

love the shawl!

Stephanie said...

So delicate looking a pretty. Nice color too!

Gigi said...

So beautiful, soft, & drapey! Love it!
G

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Love your 'seashore shawl' (say that ten times fast) :)

What a perfect wrap to have as the days are still a combination of warm and cool. Love it!

cathleen said...

Cozy, cozy, cozy!!! So pretty too. Thanks, Lisa for the how-to!

Sewn With Grace said...

Love, love, love this!

Tracy said...

Oh, I just love the ease and elegance of this shawl, Lisa! The color is wonderful--goes with so much. And Berrocco yearns are sooo great to knit with, such great quality. This piece is a lovely for last days of summer...*swoon*... ((HUGS))

wayside wanderer said...

This is so perfect...the color and the weight...for the fall. And so pretty on you, too. Love the new header, too!

Lee Ann said...

So beautiful! I love the color :)

Sheila said...

I bookmarked this entry....I hope to make one of my own. :) Now that the weather has turned cold here in MN, the knitting needles will be clicking again.

no spring chicken said...

So simple, yet so elegant! And I'm going to the beach... I had intended to finish my Baby Love, but there really is no rush. Now I need to find just the right yarn in my stash... I really love it!

Blessings, Debbie