I could only be somewhat sure she was real—the lady at the bayside, her feet hanging from the wharf to the frigid north Atlantic water.
The pattern of her shawl dipped and cut across itself like a cold-sea current laid close to her shoulders. Or maybe it cut to and fro like cracks in ice that spread and warm as often as they close.
I could almost hear it skipping from the wharf to the water, singing.
The center portion of this long, shallow shawl is knit from the top down using the Jacquard stitch from Barbara Walker’s second treasury of knitting patterns. It is a simple combination of stockinette and slipped stitches.
The ribbed ruffle is knit on after picking up stitches around the sides.
Skills required: long-tail cast-on, decreasing, picking up stitches, increasing
Note: Unfortunately, there’s really not an easy way to change the size, as the pattern stitch repeat requires multiples of 12 but the row repeat requires multiples of 14 to get the center diamond to end at the correct spot.
Finished measurements: approximately 152.5 cm across and 38 cm deep
Gauge: 20 stitches to 10 cm in blocked Jacquard stitch. See swatching instructions in pattern
Note: Though conversions to the metric system have been made on this page for your convenience, the pattern itself uses American measurements.