Cornwall Coast

from Claudia Donnelly Designs

Cornwall Coast Pattern


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Knitting: Cornwall Coast
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details









Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • top-down
  • crescent shaped
  • worked flat
  • knitted on lace edging
  • eyelets
  • increases

Pattern Description:

Simple pattern repeats make this picturesque crescent shaped shawl as beautiful to knit as the coastline itself, with continuous waves pounding against the cliffs and rocky coast sending sprays of saltwater into the air. The water pattern repeat throughout the body continues evenly, until reaching the knitted on lace edge of the crashing waves. If you listen quietly you'll hear the water in the distance and taste the salt in the air!

Cornwall Coast is knit top-down with increases done every row to create the shaping. Any light fingering to fingering weight yarn can be used. You can also experiment by using lace weight or a heavier DK weight if you choose. The yarn I used was Lorna's Laces A River Runs Through It, their homage to Brad Pitt! And what a lovely colorway it is. I don't think it is available anymore but this design favors a tonal or softly verigated yarn with colors in the same family. Have fun experimenting using different yarns and colors!


  • US size 6 needle
  • row counter

Suggested yarn:

670 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Multi


A River Runs Through It

About Designer

About Designer

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I live in Albuquerque NM & even though I grew up completely surrounded by all things fiber and knitting related I only started knitting in 2008. Now that I've spent a few years within the fiber & knitting community I cannot imagine not ever being a part of it. I love lace and its my current passion in my design work & I'm excited to see that growing & evolving over time.

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