In the Shallows

from Kathleen Dames

In the Shallows Pattern


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Women, Men



Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting
  • increasing
  • decreasing
  • casting on
  • binding off

Pattern Description:

What's that? You have more sock yarn? You're in luck! In the Shallows will allow you to use up just about every last yard in a cozy shawl to be tossed casually around your neck like a scarf, worn bandit style, or gently draped across your shoulders for modesty or warmththe shallowness of the triangle makes long ends that can be tied, if you like. And the fabric choice is yours: Plain (garter) or Fancy (eyelet).

Plain shawl measures 64 x 14" and was knit in Fleece Artist Merino 2/6
Fancy shawl measures 75 x 13" and was knit in Plymouth Yarn Alpaca Prima

But any sock yarn will work!


18 sts x 22 ridges (44 rows) = 4" in garter stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Plain: 64 x 14"
  • Fancy: 75 x 13"


  • 350-450yds fingering weight yarn
  • US5 needles

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

350 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Fleece Artist Merino 2/6


Blue & Green

About Designer

About Designer

Kathleen Dames on

I live and knit in New York City and Bath, Maine, with my husband and our three children, getting my style fix in the one and my New England (Red Sox/cranberry bog/lobster roll/chilly nights in need of a sweater) fix in t'other.

Though I didn't realize it at the time, I've been a knitwear designer from my first large-scale knitting project, a poncho for which I wanted to use a different yarn ...

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