FO Friday – Pebble Beach Shawl

I finished up my Pebble Beach shawl and am delighted with how it turned out. The pattern is a oldie but goodie from Helen Stewart. I knit the size small (which calls for a single skein of sock yarn) but enough leftover of my skein that I added on 2 repeats of the eyelet pattern at the bottom plus 6 rows of knit for a garter stitch border before working the picot bind-off so I could use up as much of the handspun as possible. (I wound up with 2 g leftover and used 436 yards in total.)

The yarn is a 2-ply fingering-weight handspun. The original merino roving was dyed by Oceanwind Knits in the “Next stop, everywhere!” colorway, which was Dr. Who inspired but which I think looks a lot more like river pebbles or agates. I spun this as a fractal spin so I would have some nice long color runs and I think it looks great paired up with this relatively simple shawl pattern. The pattern is presented only as written text and it’s easy enough I think even a beginner wouldn’t find it too hard to achieve a great result. For experienced knitters, it’s a nice quick knit that would work with almost any yarn I can think of, due to the uncomplicated lace patterning.

15 thoughts on “FO Friday – Pebble Beach Shawl

    1. I have a postal scale and I weigh what I have left in the ball after each couple of rows so I get an idea how close I can come to using as much as I can without having to rip back. Otherwise, no magic ball and sometimes I do wind up with yarn chicken, despite my efforts ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. What a beautiful shawl. The colors indeed do have a “beach pebble” look to them. The pairing of pattern with the handspun is perfect. The handspun really does shine.

  2. This is stunning! I love projects like this where you can choose how to goes from fiber to finished object. These colors (and the pattern) will go with just about anything, too. It’s going to be a very wearable shawl.

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