East Bay Coastline Shawl by Rosann Fleischauer

East Bay Coastline Shawl

June 2023
Lace ?
24 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
880 - 900 yards (805 - 823 m)
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Love the look of a shawl and just want something simple to put in your bag to work on from time to time? We’ve got you covered, literally, this is a wonderfully simple piece made from 100% recycled silk, the pattern repeat is easy to see so you can leave your edition of Cozy Coastal Knits at home so it doesn’t get wet.

Bonus - make this in different sizes too for wearing as a bandana, coverup, or other fun accessory. Make two and you’ve got yourself a poncho!

From the book Cozy Coastal Knits…
The coastline is not static. It is alive with motion, just like this shawl. It moves with you like the waves quietly fluttering to shore on a calm day, creating pockets of color and shadow. Soft and subtle, the yarn itself evokes a sense of calm and is perfectly paired with a simple repeat to flow effortlessly from cast-on to bind-off. Think of this pattern as a blank canvas on which your chosen yarn will paint a story, evoke a memory, and make someone smile. Wear it as a sarong for quick trips to the beach bar or as a shawl. Wherever it may take you, it will take you there with a sense of effortless elegance. I keep one in the basket on the front of my bike. It’s just the right weight for late afternoon trips down the East Bay Bicycle Trail to my local yarn store in Barrington, Rhode Island, on long, lazy July days when it is just a little too windy to take out the stand-up paddleboard for a bit of exercise. If you’re out there,too, I’m easy to find—just look for the bike with Otto the Happy Hound running alongside it or snoozing on the front of my board.