The new Under the Boardwalk Knitted Shawl combines super simple knitting with a fun new technique: The elongated stitch chained braid! After seeing other clever knitters do this trick, I couldn’t wait to give it a go myself. This shawl uses just two balls of Ella Rae Rustic Lace Yarn, and it’s a great portable summer project. Check out more photos below!
|Under the Boardwalk Knitted Shawl|
|Under the Boardwalk Knitted Shawl - Pattern Download|
|Ella Rae Rustic Lace Yarn|
The deceptively simple elongated stitch chained braid makes the stripe on this classic triangular shawl look like it’s floating along the surface of the cloth. It adds a bit of extra structure and really makes the contrasting color pop!
This is a perfect summer project with a decidedly maritime flair! The project and the finished piece pack easily and it looks great with everything. It’s cozy and soft, but light enough for warm weather, plus it’s under $20!
Worked up in Garter stitch, it creates a springy, squishy fabric. I wanted to open up the Garter stitch as much as possible when blocking, so I stretched it out and placed blocking pins at each side of every braid. This created subtle points along the edges, which helps enhance the boldness of each stripe.
Finished measurements: 58″ wingspan, 22.5″ depth at center point.
Gauge: 14 sts and 42 rows to 4″ in Garter st on US 5 knitting needles, after blocking.
Yarn: Ella Rae Rustic Lace Yarn, one ball (310 yards) each, of two colors.
To see the elongated stitch chained braid technique in action, check out the photo tutorial here!
Pattern is free with yarn purchase – just remember to add it to your shopping cart!