Pacific Islands

  • The color of the waters surrounding the islands in the South Pacific changes from brilliant blue to a dark steely gray in mere moments when a sudden squall rages through, but when the seas are calm the water’s edge has a special quality to it—waves of softest pale turquoise gently caress the sandy beaches with a sparkling brilliance that will take your breath away.

    Here a simple shell pattern that makes beautiful points on the cast-on edge is combined with an ocean wave on either side. Knit from cast on edge to the center in two pieces, the halves are then grafted together, or joined with a 3-needle bind off.

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  • Materials

    • Yarn: Lace weight, 250, 550 [600, 1050] yards.
    • Model: Claudia Hand Painted Yarns Serenity in Tranquility; 100% silk; 1100 yards in 100 grams.
    • Gauge: 23 stitches x 26 rows to 4 inches in Lace stitch, blocked.
    • Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm).
    • Finished size: 8.5 x 51, 12.25 x 77 [20 x 51, 23.75 x 77] inches.
    • Stitch instructions: Charted and charted.