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Ocean City Shawlette


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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. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY cast on bind off ability to read charts increases and decreases (explained in pattern)

Supplies Needed

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

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Nancy Whitman Designs
Nancy Whitman Designs
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, and more recently started publishing my own patterns. Please contact me with any questions. Thank you!