High Seas combines 3 variations of one lace motif to create an asymmetrical pattern of dramatic waves.
The sample shown was knit on 3.5mm/US4 needles using 3.5 balls (800yds/730m) of Rowan Kidsilk Haze 632 Hurricane.
Dimensions of finished shawl: a parallelogram 68in/172cm by 22in/56cm. The short ends flare out to 24in/61cm.
High Seas is available in 2 separate formats:
The charted pattern pdf includes three versions:
• the original pattern with left-leaning decreases on RS rows, and p2togtbl’s on WS rows
• a mirrored version with right-leaning decreases on RS rows, and p2tog's instead of k p2togtbl’s on WS rows
• a mirrored version with right-leaning decreases on RS rows and plain WS rows.
The mirrored version with plain WS rows requires a bit more yarn per repeat than the original, details below.
The written pattern pdf contains just one version of High Seas: the slightly easier mirrored version with right-leaning decreases on RS rows and p2tog’s on WS rows.
asymmetrical parallelogram shape
The mirrored version with plain WS rows
(pictured right) requires a bit more yarn per repeat than the original, as the chart is 11 stitches wider.
The visual difference between the two versions is mainly in the smallest waves (slightly denser in this version) and the transitions between the smallest waves and the other waves (slightly less open).
Dimensions: a parallelogram,
approx. 70in/180cm by 19.5in/50cm
The sample was knit by winterstitch with approx. 860yds/790m of Wollmeise Lace-Garn for 8 repeats of the main chart.
photograph above © Alexandra Winter