When Miss Babs asked me to design a shawlette with an island theme for her new knitting club, I searched many images for inspiration. The most beautiful image that I found of the Seychelles shows an island cove with a pristine beach and incredibly blue ocean waves rushing to the shore. The waves are topped with frothy white crests and sparkle in bright sunshine. I was so inspired that I wanted to interpret this image in lace as precisely as possible. I knew I wanted to use a crescent shape for the shawl because its gentle curve would echo the coastline in the inspiration photo exactly. I chose a simple meandering lace pattern for the central portion of the lace border and incorporated some textured stitches to mimic the rippling waves. A few basic lace stitches emulate the wave crests at the bottom edge of the shawl along with a sprinkling of silver-lined beads that reflect light much like the real ocean waves do.
You'll need one skein of Yet to complete this project. Choose the original colorway below − or try another color!
You can purchase the pattern for Seychelles directly from the designer on Ravelry. All patterns are sold separately and not included with purchase of yarn.