Pattern of the Week: Going Ashore Shawl

Several years ago, my husband and I owned a sailboat. We don’t live near the ocean, but we hauled our boat to a nearby reservoir nearly every weekend during the summer. We’d rig up the sails and motor out from the dock and spend most of the day drifting along, just waiting for a breeze—and dreaming of living near the ocean, where the wind would be strong enough to fill our sails and drive the heat away. These days, when I conjure up an image of that seaside life we dreamed of, I picture myself wearing the Going Ashore Shawl from Interweave Crochet Summer 2018: the perfect wrap for keeping the sea breeze at bay!

Anyone who’s ever been on a boat knows that the breeze can be chilly, even on the warmest summer day. And if a storm comes up, you’re definitely going to want something to wrap around you to fight the sudden chill! The Going Ashore Shawl fits that bill perfectly: it’s large enough to provide warmth but is still lightweight and breathable, thanks to the merino/nylon/cashmere blend yarn—and of course the nautical stripes are on point. (You guys know I love stripes.)

Worked from the center out toward the ribbed border, this delightful shawl has vintage appeal but stays modern with pops of yellow in the center and around the border. Wear it on your next trip to the shore for a look with classic nautical style!


Going Ashore Shawl

Pattern Details

DESIGNER Sharon Ballsmith

DIFFICULTY Easy

FINISHED SIZE About 73″ wide and 23″ tall, blocked.

YARN Sugar Bush Yarns Itty-Bitty (65% fine superwash merino, 25% nylon, 10% cashmere; 153 yd [140 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #5001 buttercream (A), 6 balls; #5008 indigo (B) 4 balls; #5009 sunglow (C), 1 ball.

HOOK Size G/6 (4 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS Yarn needle, removable stitch marker (m), 1.

GAUGE Rows 1–8 of Shawl = 10¾” wide and 4″ tall, blocked. Gauge is not critical for this project.


Keep sea breezes at bay with the Going Ashore Shawl!

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