The new Under the Boardwalk 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!
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!
For the shawl in the photos, I used our colors 0140 and 0020. Ella Rae Rustic Lace Yarn is a skinny but lofty organic wool and raw silk blend with a delightfully rustic finish. Rustic Lace is new this summer, and on sale now!
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!
Pick up your Ella Rae Rustic Lace Yarn, on sale now for a limited time!