Tidal Streams Shawl or Scarf, by Ilga Leja from her Beach Collection (Spring/Summer 2008).
As rivers make their way to the ocean, swirling, flowing, they create currents and eddies and eventually merge with the sea in tidal streams.
This stole, worked on the bias in a Lace Garter Stitch Pattern, reflects the constant movement of tidal waters. The gently ruffled ends, streaming outwards, represent the melding of river and ocean.
The pattern contains two versions of this shawl: a scarf or a full-size shawl.
Suggested Yarn: Fingering weight or sport weight
- Scarf: 142 cm./56 in. long; 25 cm./10 in. wide
- Shawl: 178 cm./70 in. long; 43 cm./17 in. wide
Needles: 4.5 mm. (US 7) circular needle
- Scarf: 275 m./300 yds.
- Shawl: 550 m./600 yds.
Gauge: 20 sts and 20 rows = 10 cm./4 in. square when knit in the pattern stitch