For the SPO shawl, I was inspired by the traces in the sand of the Wadden Sea. The town of Sankt Peter-Ording (SPO) in northern Germany is just one of the many places near the Wadden Sea. The traces in the giant, shallow beach are formed by the tides and winds. For the SPO shawl, I was inspired by the traces in the sand of the Wadden Sea. The town of Sankt Peter-Ording (SPO) in northern Germany is just one of the many places near the Wadden Sea. The traces in the giant, shallow beach are formed by the tides and winds.

The mix of colours and textures creates excitement. This shawl shows the beauty of a variegated yarn – without pooling. The symmetrical body is knitted in two colours. The asymmetrical, wavy border is knitted with short rows.

This crescent shawl is worked from the top down. Starting with a two-colored garter stitch, it’s soon transformed into an old shale pattern. By adding waves the shawl is growing asymmetrically. The edging is worked with an I-cord.


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YARN
Manos del Uruguay, Alegria (75% superwash merino / 25% polyamide, 407 m / 445 yards per 100 g)
• 1 skein in Carnaval (main colour MC); 100 g / 407 m / 445 yards used for the sample
• 1 skein in Eggplant (contrasting colour CC); 65 g / 265 m / 290 yards used for the sample
More information about the used yardage per section, you’ll find in the pattern itself.

NEEDLES
4.0 mm / US # 6 circular needle, or size to obtain gauge, at least 80 cm / 32” in length

NOTIONS
tapestry needle, 9 stitch markers

GAUGE
22 sts x 36 rows = 10 cm / 4″ in garter stitch after blocking

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
depth: 52 cm / 20.5″
width: 150 cm / 59″

TECH EDIT
James Bartley