Sand and Purls Design

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Patterns

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Newport Sunset Shawl

 

This fingering weight crescent shawl pattern was designed to use 1 skein of fingering or sock weight yarn. You can use your choice of variegated, speckled, tonal, gradient, or solid colored yarn. Use that special skein that has been in your stash! You can increase the size of the shawl by adding additional sections of net and garter stitch sections. Heavier or lighter weight yarns can be used in this pattern, but the dimensions and yardage will change.

 

 

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Newport Fog Shawl

 

Newport Fog Shawl, a winged triangular shawl, was inspired the very foggy weather in Newport, RI, that arrived for Volvo Ocean Race 2018. Billowing fog bands greeted the seven racing yachts as the entered Newport harbor on May 8, 2018. The fog continued to appear along with sun and rain for next 13 days. Their race in the harbor was in sunshine, but the fog moved in as they departed on the horizon providing a special beauty and peace. It is suitable for an advanced beginner with knit, purl, yarn over, and k2tog.

 

Newport Rosecliff Shawl

Newport Rosecliff Shawl

 

 

Newport Rosecliff Shawl was inspired by the spectacular roses at the Newport Flower Show held every summer at Rosecliff Mansion in Newport, RI. The flower displays both indoor and outdoor are gorgeous. This shawl displays some of the beautiful roses in the lovely arrangements and the restored rose gardens.

 

The yarn color reminded me of the lovely roses in an arrangement that won first place.

 

The crescent shaped shawl was designed to use 1 skein of finger weight or sock weight yarn. The shawl uses all knit stitches and variations.

 

 

 

 

Alaskan Garden Shawl

Alaskan Garden Shawl 

 

Newport Garden Shawl, a crescent shawl, was inspired by a gorgeous flower garden in Wiseman, Alaska. My husband and I flew in a small prop plane through billowing clouds over the Arctic Circle to tour this northern part of Alaska in 2018. We were so enchanted by the garden that I wanted to design a shawl to commemorate it.

 

Finished size: The shawl is approximately 56 in / 1.42 m wide tip to tip and 17.75 in / 0.45 m deep at center back.  It takes two skeins of fingering weight yarn to knit the shawl. 

Bring On The Dots Hat

Bring On The Dots Hat

 

Bring on the Dots Hat was inspired by playing a game of Connect4 by Hasbro with my Granddaughters. I decided to write a hat pattern using the discs or dots for the design. The dots on the hat play and create a fun textured pattern. The pattern is enjoyable to knit because the pattern has so much texture. The hat uses one (1) skein of fingering weight yarn and is suitable for an intermediate knitter or adventuresome advanced beginner to knit.The stitch pattern is easy to memorize.

 

Finished size:
To fit head circumferences:
17.5 (19.5, 22, 24) in / 44.5 ( 49.5, 56, 61 ) cm
Finished circumferences:
15 ( 17, 19.25, 21.25) in / 38 ( 43.25, 48.75, 54] cm

Surf Break Cowl

Surf Break Cowl

 

Surf Break Cowl is a heavily textured reversible cowl with a different symmetrical 3-D pattern on each side. Pattern was test knit and instructions are charted and written. Any finger weight yarn may be used for this cowl.

This soft lacy cowl is suitable for Spring, Summer and Fall. You get two difference looks in one cowl! It is knit bottom up and in the round.

 

The 2017 summer gave us record breaking surf in New England, USA. There was a striking natural beauty in the ocean waves, surf and ripple patterns. In memory of this record breaking surf and the fantastic wave designs it produced, I was inspired to design this cowl.

 

Difficulty level is intermediate/advanced beginner with knowledge of K, P, YO, SSK, K2tog, and working in the round on circular needles which is explained.

Seaweed Lace Cowl

Seaweed Lace Cowl

 

Seaweed Lace Cowl was inspired by the long strands of seaweed that grow on the underwater rocks off the Cliff Walk in Newport RI. 

 

The cowl uses 2 skeins of light worsted weight yarn. The cowl’s pattern stitch is 9 stitches wide with 16 rows. All wrong side rows are purled.

 

Finished size: 2 sizes:

Small - 12 in 48 cm height top to bottom and 18.75 in 47.63 cm in circumference

Large - 12 in 48 cm height top to bottom and 22 in 55.88 cm in circumference

Magic Gates Cowl

Magic Gates Cowl

 

Magic Gates Cowl was inspired by the beautiful antique gates leading to hidden gardens on the Point Section of Newport RI.  The cowl takes

 

The finished size after light blocking is 12 in./48 cm i height and 22 in/55/88 cm in circumference.

 

You need approximately 2 skeins of DK weight yarn.

 

Ocean Ripples Cowl

Ocean Ripples Cowl

 

The Ocean Ripples Cowl was designed to bring back memories of the ocean with the ripples in the cowl. The cowl can wrap twice around the neck and head. It can be used as a wrap or a hood and scarf. The cowl is a fast knit in super bulky yarn (2 skeins). The cowl is 1 size: approximately 45 in /114.3 cm in circumference and 12.5 in / 31.75 cm in height. 

 

Dog Walker Cowl

Dog Walker Cowl

 

A cold, dark January morning had me reaching for a warm cushy wool yarn to knit a comforting cowl for my dog walking. I wanted a cowl that could wrap around my head when a strong wind blew.

 

This Cowl is a highly textured, reversible cowl in 2 sizes. The large size (pictured) can be wrapped around your neck twice and around the head. The small cowl covers your whole neck to keep you warm.

 

The cowl is knit from the bottom up and in the round. Difficulty level is advanced beginner. It is a fast and easy knit.

 

Finished Sizes:
Large: 10.5 in./27 cm. in height by 48 in./122 cm. in circumference
Small: 10.5 in./27 cm. in height by 24 in./61 cm. in circumference

Sea Sand Scarf

Sea Sand Scarf

 

I wrote the pattern for my beginner knitting class at Edward King House, Senior Center, in Newport RI. The pattern uses garter stitch and a very simple two row knit and purl stitch. It’s texture reminds me of the sand on the beaches and gentle ripples washing the shoreline.

 

This unisex reversible scarf is easy to learn and excellent for traveling or television knitting. The pattern may be simple, but it is fun to knit!

 

 

I used a #4 weight medium weight yarn in 100% wool. Sample is knit in Patons Classic Wool worsted, a medium weight #4 yarn.

 

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