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Solna, Sweden

I'm totally addicted to knitting lace shawls and have now gone from altering existing designs to actually creating my own.

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Building a Reef

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Building a Reef
Building a Reef
Building a Reef
Building a Reef
Building a Reef

Pattern Description:

Coral reefs are fragile and beautiful, much like shawls actually. But while coral reefs are most prominent in tempered waters, I think I can use shawls in all climates. This pattern is a perfect way of bringing a bit of coral beauty to your everyday life.

Building a Reef is a triangle shawl with an 11-stitch lace panel instead of a single center stitch. The pattern includes cables, therefore a cable needle is also required.

Coral shawl used 1 skein Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Grapefruit 100% Merino, 420 yd/ 384 m per 100g on 3.5 mm (US 4) needles. Blocked size is 104 x 51 cm (41 x 20 inches). Gauge: 18 stitches = 10 cm in polyps pattern.

Red shawl used 2 skeins Malabrigo Arroyo in Jupiter 100% Merino, 335 yd/ 306 m per 100g on 5.0 mm (US 8) needles. Blocked size is 165 x 73 cm (65 x 29 inches). Gauge: 16 stitches = 10 cm in polyps pattern.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light: 104 x 51 cm
  • Malabrigo Arroyo: 165 x 73 cm


  • circular needle
  • cable needle

Suggested yarn:

400 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light