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Nancy Whitman on craftsy.com
Charlottesville, Virginia

I learned to knit at the tender age of eight, and there was no stopping me. I spent decades knitting all kinds of garments for family and close friends. In 2005, I opened the online yarn shop ...

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Ocean City Shawlette

from Nancy Whitman Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Ocean City Shawlette
Ocean City Shawlette
Ocean City Shawlette
Ocean City Shawlette

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on
  • bind off
  • ability to read charts
  • increases and decreases (explained in pattern)

Pattern Description:

The Ocean City Shawlette was inspired by a group of childhood friends who get together each summer in Ocean City, New Jersey, to celebrate 40-plus years of friendship. The Shawlette is a versatile, little layer that fits easily under a coat or blazer in cool weather or provides just enough warmth on a summer evening. It is knit sideways, from narrow edge to narrow edge with a garter stitch body and a wave-patterned lace border. This is a straightforward knit, flexible and versatile, much like the friendships that inspired it!

Size: See note below

Recommended yarn: Ella Rae Lace Merino, 1 skein color #103. Actual yardage used was approximately 450 yards.

A note on the size:
The pattern as written creates a shawlette that is 60'-62" wide and 12" - 14" deep after blocking. By using a US size 6 needle, one of the test knitters created a shawlette that was 20" deep. The Ocean City Shawlette can be knit in any weight yarn from fingering to bulky and each will yield a different size. Size options are limitless since, apart from changing yarn or needle size, the building blocks of the pattern can be configured in different ways to achieve a custom size. Please take a look at all the projects on Ravelry to get an idea of the different options.

You Will Also Need:

  • US #4/3.5 mm straight needles
  • stitch markers
  • tapestry needle