Icy Shores


Icy Shores was inspired by the beauty of Lake Superior in Winter and attempts to capture different aspects of the lake, ice, and shoreline in stitch patterns that can be found in knitted lace. As the mighty waves roll in, various patterns represent the water and ice as they are whirling and swirling their way toward the shore and find themselves shoved into ice stacks. Suitable for intermediate knitters, this lovely design is available as a scarf or shawl and instructions are included with beads, nupps, or contrasting nupps.

The sample shown was knit and photographed by Raveler pjalaska and her lovely version of the Icy Shores scarf used two colors of elann.com Tarantella, capturing the blue/green of frigid waters complemented by the warm, earthy tones of shore.  PJ used one ball of color #502 Calypso and one ball of #501 Neutral Ground for her Icy Shores.

  • Experience Level: Intermediate
  • Finished Size: Scarf 28 x 178 cm (11 x 70″); Shawl: 56 x 178 cm (22 x 70″)
  • Materials: 732 – 1097 m (800 – 1200 yds) of fingering weight (27-29 sts to 10 cm/4″) yarn, or just 2 – 3 balls of elann Tarantella