Fresh from my recent trip to New Zealand, I had some possum merino yarn (from Touch Yarns) burning a hole in my stash.
I was keen to knit a crescent-shaped shawl because I’d never done one before. I’ve seen a few ladies wearing them and the shawls tend to sit nicely and provide just enough cover for a bit of warmth.
I trawled through Ravelry looking for a pattern and found the Pebble Beach Shawl – it looked just right. Not too challenging, but fancy enough to make it look really complicated. Impress your friends!
The pattern comes in three sizes and I made the smallest – the ‘shawlette’. I don’t know if I would have the patience to knit the medium.
I used a lifeline during this pattern, just in case I made a mistake and had to retrace my steps.
I enjoyed doing the picot cast off. I think it’s really pretty.
I soaked the shawl in lukewarm water for 20 minutes then lay it flat to dry. I didn’t stretch and pin it because I didn’t think it needed it.
You can see here the crescent shape which makes it sit on your shoulders quite naturally.
But you can wear it wrapped around like a scarf as well.