Janelle Martin

for Eclectic Closet Knitting Designs   2014

27 Sargaço Shawl

Sargaço is the Portuguese word for sargasso, the type of seaweed for which the Sargasso Sea is famous. The Sargasso Sea sits in a still part of the ocean, providing the plants a place to grow and develop "a central point at which the floating bodies unite." (from chapter 11 of Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys) The central panel of this shawl provides the point of stillness, while around it swirls the foam of the ocean. Slowly one begins to see the stems of seaweed emerging until the plants fully form along the bottom edge. Sparkling out from among the fronds are beads, highlighting the movement of the seaweed among the waves.

Pattern Detail

  • All sections charted
  • schematics included
  • no sewing
  • all season
  • straight (flat), no sewing, top-down
  • medium (large)- see yarn requirement page for details.
  • scanned PDF has 16 pages (letter size)
  • intermediate
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 3.75 mm
    • US 5
    • 21.0 over pattern
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