Shawl knit pattern: one skein shawl. The Little Seagull Shawl takes inspiration from – you guessed it! – seagulls. Little eyelets form the shape of seagulls flying in the distance, while the shape of the shawl mimics the outstretched wings of a gull in motion. The shawl features gradual increases, then more rapid increases, to create elongated wings. These have the added benefit of giving more styling options for a small shawl; the shawl can be worn wrapped with the point at the front, the back, or the side, or thrown on as a light extra layer, with the design being fully reversible. With only one skein of yarn required, and an easy lace chart with relaxing garter and stocking stitch sections, this light summer project is perfect for knitting on the go!
Fingering or sock weight yarn is recommended: the original shawl was knit in Studio Donegal Darnie (100% wool; 448 yards per 3.5oz,
410m per 100g, plied, fingering weight): shade Báinín/Cream (8813), 1 skein - but as you can see in the photos, my testers used lots of different yarns with great results!
Size US 4 (3.5mm) circular needle (shawl is worked flat)
Or size needed to obtain gauge
Tapestry needle (to weave in ends)
Stitch markers (9 required, for marking start and end of lace section, etc.)
Shawl wingspan 62”/157 cm
Depth 22.5”/57 cm
The shawl is intended as a lovely light portable summer knit - only one skein of yarn and one set of needles is required. It's perfect for travel knitting - indeed one of my testers worked on it in Dubai and Germany! It is suitable for those new to shawl knitting, as the lace pattern is only worked on one side, and has lots of easy stocking stitch and garter stitch in between the lace sections. Full written and charted instructions are included.
If you are happy for me to share some photos of your own beautiful version, please tag me on social media or use the hashtag #aranaccessories - I would love to see your work!
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