Frostbeam by Marina Skua


September 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in knit flat, in Chart D lace stitch, after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
437 yards (400 m)
181 cm x 52 cm / 71.25” x 20.5”
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Frostbeam is a combination of a lot of wonderful things: Sheepy yarn meets lace, cool teal meets heathery grey, fun-to-knit construction meets FO that you don’t want to take off, ever. The parallelogram shawl is worked from tip to tip, with the ribbed contrasting color border knitted at the same time as the lace for the main body - no picking up of stitches here! Frostbeam is reversible, meaning the lace looks good from either side, which is a huge bonus for any shawl in our books!

Finished Measurements

181 cm x 52 cm / 71.25” x 20.5”


Marina Skua Mendip DK (100% British wool; 120 metres / 131 yards per 50 g)

MC: 280 metres / 310 yards
CC: 120 metres / 131 yards

Sample shown is knit in colourways Sheep (MC) and Teal (CC).


4 mm / US 6 circular needle with a cable length of at least 60 cm / 24” (or needle size to obtain gauge)


20 sts x 22 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (knit flat, in Chart D lace stitch, after blocking)


• Blocking tools (blocking mats, t-pins, blocking wires)
• Darning needle
• Stitch markers


• Photography, Hair & Make-up: Melinda Dela Costa
• Model: Lena Zinser
• Tech Editing: Marina Skua & Jessica Schwab
• Graphic Design: Camille Romano

Frostbeam is one of the 10 modern, minimalist patterns featured in Issue 4 of Making Stories Magazine.

Issue 4 is available through our webshop in print and digital as well as in a subscription, through our Ravelry store as a digital version and our stockists.

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With Making Stories Magazine, we strive to feature companies and makers who focus on sustainability, transparency, fairness and equity in their work. We love telling their stories and hope to inspire and enable crafters to make conscious and informed decisions about the materials they use and the companies they support.