The-Sea-Glass-Shawl-Knitting-Pattern

Perfect for those breezy summer days and nights at the beach take a look at my sea glass shawl knitting pattern.

An advanced beginner knit, this knitted shawl is light and airy made from 100% cotton.

Soft and easy to pack into a beach bag, the summer wrap is easy to take with you when you are out and about.

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girl sitting on a rock at the beach wearing a blue knitted wrap

Knitted Shawl

In a jazzy chevron pattern, the design was inspired by the sea glass I collected from a trip to Himara in Albania.

The washed out pieces of glass with their grainy textures have amazing colours, greens and blues, even though they look more green in the image below.

The cotton yarns used in the pattern from Rico Creative Cotton Aran are; nature, smoky blue, aquamarine, light blue and patina.

knitted shawl on the needles with pieces of sea glass

Shawl Design

The project has an easy pattern sequence that allows you to easily create the chevrons.

The two rows that you repeat throughout are as follows;

Row 1; K1, KFB, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4, *KFB twice, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4 – rep from * to last 2 sts, KFB, K1

Row 2; Purl

I have included a video tutorial in the post that you can view to see how to knit row one, including how to KFB and SSK. 

Shawls and Wraps

I had a ton of cotton yarns that I had bought last summer in all sorts of colours and didn’t really know what to do with it, so I thought making a summer shawl wrap would be a good idea!

I used five colours in soft cotton all from Rico Yarns in Rico Creative Cotton Aran – a fairly inexpensive yarn that comes in a wonderful array of colours. 

I love the way it works up and can be used for many projects, from garments to wraps, to creating crochet bathroom essentials.

back view of a wwoman at the beach wearing a chevron patterned knit shawl

Beach Shawl

When you need something to cover up with at the beach on a windy day or from a chilly breeze once the sun goes down, this is just perfect!

The shoreline colours will make this knitted shawl wrap integrate with the landscape and match up with denim cut offs, white linen and anything else you want to wear.

 It will also look good in any colour combination you want to make it in!

woman at the beach wearing a blue and green chevron patterned knitted shawl

Perfect For Stash Busting!

This project is great for using up leftover yarns in your stash if you want to make it all multicoloured.

You could work up each chevron in a different colour, making your own personal colour sequence.

You could also adjust your needle size and yarn weight to make it bigger and into a blanket.

woman sitting on a rock at the beach wearing a knitted wrap in sea glass colours

Shawl Patterns

This pattern is for any advanced beginners who are learning new stitches and techniques.

If you want to make something that is quick and easy, this pattern is for you!

For more scarves and wraps take a look at the posts below;

  • Easy Triangle Scarf Pattern
  • Fall Wrap Pattern

woman at the beach weaing a cotton shawl

See the free pattern and photo tutorial below, or you may purchase the inexpensive ad-free, PDF printable pattern in my shop HERE.

Skill Level – Advanced beginner

Materials

  • Rico Creative Cotton Aran in the following colours;
  • Yarn A – Patina 43 x 2
  • Yarn B – Light Blue 32 x 2
  • Yarn C – Aquamarine 42 x 2
  • Yarn D – Smokey Blue 31 x 2
  • Yarn E – Nature 60 x 2
  • Each skein is 50g/85 meters
  • 100% Cotton
  • Yarn weight – Medium 04
  • yarn weight guide

Tools

  • 5.5mm (US 9) circular knitting needles (with a 24″/60cm cable)
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle
  • Tape measure

Pattern Instructions

Yarn Colour Guide 

  1. Yarn A – Patina
  2. Yarn B – Light Blue
  3. Yarn C – Aquamarine
  4. Yarn D – Smokey Blue
  5. Yarn E – Nature

Pattern

With Yarn A – CO 86 sts

Row 1 – (WS) Purl

Row 2 – K1, KFB, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4, *KFB twice, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4 – rep from * to last 2 sts, KFB, K1.

The last 2 rows set the pattern.

Work in pattern for 10 more rows.

Change to Yarn B

Row 13 – Purl

Row 14 – K1, KFB, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4, *KFB twice, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4 – rep from * to last 2 sts, KFB, K1.

Work in pattern for 10 more rows.

Change to Yarn C

Row 25 – Purl

Row 26 – K1, KFB, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4, *KFB twice, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4 – rep from * to last 2 sts, KFB, K1.

Work in pattern for 10 more rows.

Change to Yarn D

Row 37 – Purl

Row 38 – K1, KFB, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4, *KFB twice, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4 – rep from * to last 2 sts, KFB, K1.

Work in pattern for 10 more rows.

Change to Yarn E

Row 49 – Purl

Row 50 – K1, KFB, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4, *KFB twice, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4 – rep from * to last 2 sts, KFB, K1.

Work in pattern for 10 more rows.

sea glass shawl pattern

Repeat the pattern sequence a further 3 times as set out below >

First Sequence

Change to Yarn A

Row 61 – Purl

Row 62 – K1, KFB, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4, *KFB twice, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4 – rep from * to last 2 sts, KFB, K1.

Work in pattern for 10 more rows.

Change to Yarn B

Row 73 – Purl

Row 74 – K1, KFB, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4, *KFB twice, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4 – rep from * to last 2 sts, KFB, K1.

Work in pattern for 10 more rows.

Change to Yarn C

Row 85 – Purl

Row 86 – K1, KFB, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4, *KFB twice, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4 – rep from * to last 2 sts, KFB, K1.

Work in pattern for 10 more rows.

Change to Yarn D

Row 97 – Purl

Row 98 – K1, KFB, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4, *KFB twice, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4 – rep from * to last 2 sts, KFB, K1.

Work in pattern for 10 more rows.

Change to Yarn E

Row 109 – Purl

Row 110 – K1, KFB, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4, *KFB twice, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4 – rep from * to last 2 sts, KFB, K1.

Work in pattern for 10 more rows.

free shawl knitting pattern

Second Sequence

Change to Yarn A

Row 121 – Purl

Row 122 – K1, KFB, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4, *KFB twice, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4 – rep from * to last 2 sts, KFB, K1.

Work in pattern for 10 more rows.

Change to Yarn B

Row 133 – Purl

Row 134 – K1, KFB, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4, *KFB twice, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4 – rep from * to last 2 sts, KFB, K1.

Work in pattern for 10 more rows.

Change to Yarn C

Row 145 – Purl

Row 146 – K1, KFB, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4, *KFB twice, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4 – rep from * to last 2 sts, KFB, K1.

Work in pattern for 10 more rows.

Change to Yarn D

Row 157 – Purl

Row 158 – K1, KFB, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4, *KFB twice, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4 – rep from * to last 2 sts, KFB, K1.

Work in pattern for 10 more rows.

Change to Yarn E

Row 169 – Purl

Row 170 – K1, KFB, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4, *KFB twice, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4 – rep from * to last 2 sts, KFB, K1.

Work in pattern for 10 more rows.

knitted shawl patterns

Third Sequence

Change to Yarn A

Row 181- Purl

Row 182 – K1, KFB, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4, *KFB twice, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4 – rep from * to last 2 sts, KFB, K1.

Work in pattern for 10 more rows.

Change to Yarn B

Row 193 – Purl

Row 194 – K1, KFB, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4, *KFB twice, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4 – rep from * to last 2 sts, KFB, K1.

Work in pattern for 10 more rows.

Change to Yarn C

Row 205 – Purl

Row 206 – K1, KFB, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4, *KFB twice, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4 – rep from * to last 2 sts, KFB, K1.

Work in pattern for 10 more rows.

Change to Yarn D

Row 217 – Purl

Row 218 – K1, KFB, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4, *KFB twice, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4 – rep from * to last 2 sts, KFB, K1.

Work in pattern for 10 more rows.

Change to Yarn E

Row 229 – Purl

Row 230 – K1, KFB, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4, *KFB twice, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4 – rep from * to last 2 sts, KFB, K1.

Work in pattern for 10 more rows.

Cast off.

Finishing

Weave in all ends along the side of the shawl, as the side curls in and the edge will be hidden.

Notes

Please note – I used circular needles to accommodate the number of stitches.

The shawl may need to have the ends blocked – I blocked both ends of the shawl, as the edges were curling slightly.

Blocking the ends of the shawl



Size

The shawl measures – Length = 62″/158cm / Width = 18″/46cm

Gauge – 7 stitches, 28 rows to 4″

Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List

CO – Cast on

Approx = Approximately

Beg = Beginning

CO – Cast on

Cont = Continue(ing)

K = Knit

K2tog – Knit 2 stitches together; a right-slanting, single-stitch decrease

KFB – Knit one front and back; a single-stitch increase

P – Purl

Rem = Remaining

Rep = Repeat

SSK – ssk – Slip, slip, knit these 2 stitches together; a left-slanting, single-stitch decrease

St(s) = Stitch(es)

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Happy Knitting! xoxo