estuary *free*
wet and wild lace by Emily Wessel

An estuary is a fertile place, a junction between riverine and ocean habitats, where the mixing of fresh and salt water creates a gradated ecosystem which nurtures thousands of species.

Estuary is an in-between, watery piece of lace that inhabits the space in between scarf and shawl. If you object to the grandma-ish shape of a triangular shawl, this could be a perfect accessory for you.

sizing Approximately 82" long and 18" deep at widest point; size of finished item depends on gauge of yarn used, and how aggressively the piece is blocked.  Instructions are given for how to adjust the size.
materials 600 yds sock or lace weight yarn
(we used Dream in Colour Smooshy in 'deep seaflower')
gauge 24 sts/32 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch
suggested needles US #6 / 4.0mm needles
notes Knit in one piece from end to end, Estuary features two lace stitch patterns of my own design. The pattern includes simple instructions for how to adjust the sizing to achieve a larger or smaller or longer finished piece, or work the pattern in heavier or finer yarns.

Free Pattern

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estuary shawl

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estuary shawl

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