Aegaea Shawl

As blue as the sea with a waving lace border and pretty scalloped edging Aegaea is a simple shawl worked back and forth like a scarf. It is easily customized for differeing yardage and gauge and the sample version uses only 1 skein of the recommended yarn.


This lovely yarn fell into my hands at my local LYS, the owner was looking for a pattern to showcase this beautiful wool silk combo and the generous 290 yds of DK weight in one skein was the perfect amount for a shawl. Using a side knit increase method I learned from Sivia Harding I knew I wanted to find the perfect border stitch that had just the right amount of patterning but also incorporated increases and decreases to create a wavey edge. 

I fell in love with this stitch pattern when I came across it on pinterest, it was lacey but not too lacey and used a combination of lace sts and twisted ribbing. Adjusting the pattern so that it was more of a border stitch with a waved edge meant more movement in the pattern and also gave visual interest. 

The increases for the center section are worked within the garter stitch and it is simple to work more or less increases if you desire a wider or narrower shawl. The lace double yarnover scalloped edging is also based on garter stitch and speaks to the garter stitch center.


This pattern is really easily adjusted for a different gauge or yardage, you can work the increases until you have a width you like, work even until you have about 5-7% more than half the yarn (the bind off always seems to take more than the cast on, but you can work until you have 2-3% more than half left if you feel like the thrill of it), then work repeats until you are back to 1 garter stitch.

SALE! For the week of June 9th to June 16th 2015 if you buy the Aegaea pattern you can choose 1 other Little NutMeg Productions pattern for free! Hop on over to Ravelry, put both in your cart and the price of the second pattern will be deducted from the total. 

You can get a copy of Aegaea on Ravelry here

SIZE:
54” long, 5.5” wide at edge 8.5” wide at center

MATERIALS:
MJ Yarns, Silken DK Weight [85% polwarth wool, 15% silk; 290 yds/100 g]; cerulean twilight, 1 skein, this shawl uses 93% of the skein. 

1 set US #7/ 4.5 mm 24 inch circular needle or size needed to obtain the correct gauge

Stitch markers, Tapestry needle

GAUGE:
21 sts/28 rows = 4” in Garter Stitch after blocking
16 sts/27 rows = 4” Charted Pattern after blocking


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