Half Moon Bay

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Half Moon Bay

5.00

Oversized and deeply dramatic, the Half Moon Bay shawl makes an entrance, and aims right for that sweet spot of engaging-but-approachable knitting and spectacular visual impact. The lace and cable pattern is bold and graphic but easy to memorize, as it’s an eight-row repeat with cables no larger than 2x2. The shawl is equally appropriate with jeans and a white tee shirt on the docks as it is with a little black dress on date night, while the DK-weight yarn renders the texture in a scale that reads from well across the room. Designed in YOTH’s ultra-luxurious Merino-Cashmere-Nylon Big Sister, this shawl is next-to-skin soft, while the eyelet lace keeps it from being too warm for summertime.

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SIZE

One size; approximately 17.5” / 44.5 cm x 72” / 183 cm, after blocking.

YARN

YOTH Yarns Big Sister (80% Merino wool, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon, 231 yards per 100 grams), 4 skeins, or 900 yards of DK-weight wool or wool blend yarn. (Note on yarn substitution: you’re looking for something with some drape here; this is not a great pattern for a substantial wooly wool.)

GAUGE

17.5 sts and 27 rows per 4” / 10 cm in charted cable pattern. Gauge is not critical to this project, but may affect finished size.

NEEDLES

32” / 80 cm or longer circular needle in size US 7 / 4.5 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge. Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts; longer straight needle in equivalent size may be used.

NOTIONS

Stitch markers (optional); cable needle (optional); tapestry needle.

SKILLS REQUIRED

Cabling (with or without a cable needle); increasing; increasing; decreasing.