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Lido West is a small stretch of beach located in the township of Hempstead on Long Island. During the summer, we would try to make it to Lido Beach at least once per week, sunning ourselves until we were bleary eyed and starving for Mediterranean food and cold beers. Having a light wrap to cover up with on the long ride home was essential. It does get cold when the sun goes down, even in the middle of summer in New York. This shawl is inspired by a stitch pattern that I came across in a 1960s Vogue Knitting magazine. It was used for a cardigan, but I modified it to fit in between a simple eyelet border on two ends and garter stitch on the edge. Made from a light rayon metallic yarn, the wrap is warm enough to keep sun-soaked shoulders from getting too chilly and slinky enough to wear to the bar after a hard day at the beach
24st/24rws at 4” in stockinette stitch on US 7 / 4.5mm
Sizes and Measurements
36.5” (93cm) x 20” (50cm) blocked
- Blue Heron Rayon Metallic Yarn [88% rayon / 12% metallic, 550yd / 503m per 227g skein]; color: Hibiscus; 1 skein.
- 1 US 7 / 4.5mm straight needles or circular needle (knit flat)
- Stitch markers (optional)
- Tapestry needle
- Fray Check (see notes)
Special Stitch Instructions
CDD (centered double decrease): slip 1 st knitwise from the left needle to the right needle, k2tog, psso.
CO 94st using the long-tail cast-on method. Knit 6 rows. Note that the first 4 stitches and last 4 stitches of the entire shawl will always be knit. Proceed to Opening Eyelet Panel.
Opening Eyelet Panel:
Row 1 (WS): K4, pm, P to last 4, pm, K4.
Row 2 (RS): K4, sm, K1, *YO, CDD, YO, K3 * to 1 stitch before marker, K1, sm, K4.
Row 3: K4, sm, P to marker, sm, K4.
Row 4: K4, sm, K1, *K3, YO, CDD, YO * to 1 stitch before marker, K1, sm, K4.
Row 5: Repeat row 3.
Row 6 – 11: Knit (6 rows total).
Main Lace Panel: (see notes)
Row 12 (RS): K4, sm, *K6, YO, K2tog, K2, YO, K2tog, K2, YO, K2tog * to 6 stitches before marker, K6, sm, K4.
Row 13: K4, sm, P to marker, sm, K4.
Row 14: K4, sm, *K6, K2tog, YO, K2, K2tog, YO, K2, K2tog, YO * to 6 stitches before marker, K6, sm, K4.
Row 15: Repeat row 13.
Repeat Main Lace Panel until piece measures approx 34.5” or 89 cm accounting for growth upon blocking. In sample knit, lace panel was knit 48 times total.
Knit 6 rows and then proceed to Closing Eyelet Panel.
Closing Eyelet Panel:
Row 1 (RS): K4, sm, K1, *K3, YO, CDD, YO * to 1 stitch before marker, K1, sm, K4.
Row 2: K4, pm, P to last 4, pm, K4.
Row 3: K4, sm, K1, *YO, CDD, YO, K3 * to 1 stitch before marker, K1, sm, K4.
Row 4: K4, pm, P to last 4, pm, K4.
Knit 5 rows.
BO knitwise on WS.
Weave in ends. Wet block and pin out to dry. Because of the slipperiness of this yarn, you may need to split yarn and weave ends in in opposite directions (see notes on using fray check.)
Photos by Minty Fresh.