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I first picked up a pair of needles in 2007 and became smitten immediately. It was as if this new, creative world just opened for me. Aided by my cat Ralph, who loves to lay on my blocking FOs, I ...

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Shaw's Cove Shawl

from LeftSide Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Shaw's Cove Shawl
Shaw's Cove Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • cast on
  • decrease
  • increase
  • central double decrease on WS & RS rows

Pattern Description:

Shaw's Cove is a crescent shaped two-color shawl knit in one piece from the center-top outward. It is shaped by all the increasing done on the edging. With both charts and written instructions, knitters are able to choose the most comfortable way to follow the pattern.

Dani at Sunshine Yarns (www.sunshineyarns.com) sent me these two gorgeous skeins to design with and I couldn't be happier with how they played together. The main color is called Pacific so I went looking for Pacific beach names and came across Shaw's Cove... seemed about perfect to me!


26 sts/36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on US size 5 needles

Exact gauge is not important but do note that a looser gauge will result in the use of more yardage

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 50" across (opening wider because it was blocked with a curve) by 16" down spine


  • MC: Approx. 325 yards of fingering weight yarn
  • CC: Approx. 200 yards of fingering weight yarn
  • Approx. 525 yards total of fingering weight yarn
  • Testers used anywhere from 92 yards to 215 yards for the CC & anywhere from 227 yards to 380 yards for the MC, depending on gauge
  • 1 US size 5 (3.75 mm), 32-inch circular or length preferred for weight of yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers for marking edgings, if desired
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends