Shale

the line between rock and sea

Shale is commonly found in slow moving bodies of water. It is characterized by the thin parallel layers of fine grain mineral fragments and is formed by compression. The classic lace pattern manipulated here into twelve different iterations is called old shale. Spread out along the length of the stole from smallest to largest, each version is given a chance to fully display its ability to manipulate the stripe. I left the stole unblocked to highlight the shaping and the corresponding expansion of the wave it creates.


Yarn

1 skein each Isager Wool 1 (330 yds/50g) of the following colors: #2S, #3S, #4S, #6S, #7S, #8S, #13S, #23S, #10S

Needles & Notions
size 4 US/3.5mm circular 32″ needles or longer
two size 4 US/3.5mm double-pointed or short circular needles
tapestry needle

Finished Size
29″ x 58″

Gauge
5 sts = 1″ in pattern

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Shale is a shawl pattern from The Fine Line.
Learn more about the book and purchase it here.

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