Sometimes what you want is a simple knit that allows your mind to wander and yet soothes the senses with beautiful colors and rhythmical design.
The Sea Swell Shawl by Stephen West is one of these.
Please get your pattern via the designer's Ravelry page here. What we have put together is a lovely set of yarns we thought would look great together in this design.
Here is what Stephen writes:
This relaxing garter stitch project plays with short rows and I-cord edges to create a large wavy shape.
Choose three colors faded together for the medium size or make a massive shlanket (shawl + blanket) with five skeins of fingering weight yarn...
The short row wedges gradually expand the shape so you can bind off at any time.
Yarn and Colorways
We did not put together kits using the same yarn as Stephen used for his original. You can see our kits in the inset photo on the top picture and again below that.
We have here three 100g skeins of fingering weight yarn, enough to knit the size Medium, with a finished size of about 84" x 22".
Our yarns are all from Malabrigo, their Mechita, each 100% merino superwash with 420 yards (385m)/ 100g skein.
We chose three speckled colorways that with commonalities and difference to create a fade. Each kit will include one skein of each as described here:
1. Lago is the darkest of these colorways, mostly variations of blues, from pale into deep, and subdued and sparse speckles of magenta, gold and green every now and then.
2. Piano showcases very similar colors, with more cream and less blue and more of the speckles overall.
3. Moon Trio Full again has the cream and blue, much lighter this time with more creamand the blue reduced to speckles and a few dashes. The speckles of the deep red and yellow are greatly increased.