North Shore

North Shore



Waves fade to sand, then to mountains, then to sky in North Shore. Stripes appear automatically as you knit, as seamlessly as in nature itself, while Intarsia “wings” create a colour-blocked effect. I worked with Catherine of Gauge Dye Works to create a unique knitting pattern that showcases her beautiful self-striping yarn, and pays homage to the beauty of the world around us. We developed the shawl and yarn at the same time — it was a wonderfully collaborative project, and we know you’ll have fun knitting up the results! Instructions are included for achieving the same colour effect when substituting yarn.

The yarn designed especially for this pattern is available in three colours from Gauge Dye Works.

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This design is available as part of a print and ebook, Knit Outside.

Finished Measurements

wingspan: 46 in/117 cm
depth at centre: 20.5 in/52 cm

490 yd/449 m sport weight yarn

Shown in Gauge Dye Works Merino Sport SHAWL (100% superwash Merino wool, 446 yd/408 m per 170g skein)
Colour: North Shore; 1 skein

If substituting yarn, you’ll need about:
MC (self-striping central chevron): 250 yd/229 m. (If using separate balls of yarn for each stripe, the inital pale triangle at the centre and the next stripe require about 25 yd/we m each, and all remaining stripes each require about 30 yd/28 m.)

CC1 (pale green triangle “wings”): 175 yd/160 m

CC2 (edging): 65 yd/60 m

Blocked Gauge
Gauge measurement should be taken after blocking.

18 sts/33 rows = 4 in/10 cm in Stockinette stitch

Needles & Notions
Needle Sizes are recommendations only. Always use needle size necessary to obtain gauge.

Suggested Size US 7/4.5 mm circular needle
*Project is worked flat, but a circular needle 40 in/100 cm or longer may be helpful for managing a large number of stitches.

stitch markers
tapestry needle
blocking wires, pins, and pinnable surface

garter tab (instructions given in pattern), picking up stitches, working Intarsia (instructions included in pattern)

Tutorial: Garter Tab for Shawls

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