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Caribbean Coral Knit Shawl

Updated January 16, 2023
Caribbean Coral Knit Shawl
Caribbean Coral Knit Shawl
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Don't you just love the colors in this Caribbean Coral Knit Shawl? They just remind you of a vibrant reef beneath a clear, tropical sea. It even works well on a boat to protect you from whipping winds, while being lacy enough to keep you cool. The best part is that this shawl is actually pretty easy to knit once you have a few simple techniques down. You can probably even finish it up before your summer vacation if you hurry! It only takes three balls of yarn and a hint of saltwater.


Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge11 sts x 15 rows = 4” in Lace patt blocked. Save time, check your gauge.

Finished SizeWidth: 72", Depth: 36"

Materials List

  • Deborah Norville Collection™ Alpaca Dance by Premier® Yarns (75% acrylic, 25% alpaca; 100gm/371 yds) #25-15 Aqua Splash (A) - 2 balls
  • Deborah Norville Collection™ Alpaca Dance by Premier® Yarns (75% acrylic, 25% alpaca; 85gm/316 yds) #275-04 Bermuda (B) - 1 ball
  • Needle: US Size 8 (5 mm) 24” or longer circular or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch markers
  • 8 1/2" buttons



With A, cast on 5 sts.
Row 1 and all WS rows: Purl.
Row 2: *K1, yo, k1, yo, place marker (pm); rep from * once more, k1 - 9 sts.
Row 4: * K1, yo, knit to m, yo, sl m; rep from * once more, k1 - 4 sts inc’d.
Row 6: Rep Row 4.
Row 8: * (K1, yo) twice, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl m; rep from * once more, k1 - 21 sts.
Row 10: * K1, yo, k2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, sl m; rep from * once more, k1 - 24 sts.
Row 12: * K1, yo, k4, yo, sl 1-k2tog-psso, yo, k4, yo, sl m; rep from * once more, k1 - 27 sts.
Row 14: * K1, yo, k1, (yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1) across to m, yo, sl m; rep from * once more, k1 - 4 sts inc’d.
Row 16: * K1, yo, k2, (yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1) across to 1 bef m, k1, yo, sl m; rep from * once more, k1 - 4 sts inc’d.
Row 18: * K1, yo, k4, (yo, sl 1-k2tog-psso, yo, k3) across to 1 bef m, k1, yo, sl m; rep from * once more, k1 - 4 sts inc’d.
With A, rep Rows 13-18, 14 more times - 207 sts.
With B, rep Rows 13-18, 4 more times - 255 sts.
With A, rep Rows 13-18, once more - 267 sts.


Row 1 and all WS rows: Purl.
Row 2: * K1, yo, k2tog, k4, yo, k1, (yo, k4, sl 1-k2tog-psso, k4, yo, k1) to last 6 sts bef m, yo, k4, ssk, yo, sl m; rep from * once more, k1 - 271 sts.
Row 4: * K1, yo, k1, k2tog, k4, yo, k1, (yo, k4, sl 1-k2tog-psso, k4, yo, k1) to last 7 sts bef m, yo, k4, ssk, k1, yo, sl m; rep from * once more, k1 - 275 sts.
Row 6: * K1, yo, k2, k2tog, k4, yo, k1, (yo, k4, sl 1-k2tog-psso, k4, yo, k1) to last 8 sts bef m, yo, k4, ssk, k2, yo, sl m; rep from * once more, k1 - 279 sts.
Row 8: * K1, yo, k9, yo, k1, (yo, k11, yo, k1) to last 9 sts bef m, yo, k to m, yo, sl m; rep from * once more - 331 sts.
Row 9 (WS): Purl.
Bind off all sts very loosely.


Weave in ends, using end from cast-on to sew together the beginning 5 sts. Block shawl to open up lace, pinning out points along bind-off edge.


knit 2 sts together (1 st dec’d)
place marker
pass slipped stitch over
right side
slip next 2 sts individually knitwise, slip them back to left needle in this position, knit them together through the back loops (1 st dec’d)
wrong side
yarn over
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Has anuone actually made yhus because the rows don't work past row 9??

I have made it and there are errors in the pattern, it does work out, but not as written here, several of the repeats tat say repeat once more should actually be repeat twice more.

Tried this craft? What did you think?

There has to be a mistake in this pattern! when I get to row 16 there are not enough stitches to do what is asked for in the pattern.

I agree completely! If you actually sit and count out inc/dec, without even working row, the numbers don't work

There is an error, you have to do the repeat 3 times total, not 2 as specified. After row 14, you should have 31 stitches on the needle, the pattern repeat on row 16 is 10, so if you do it 3 times, it puts you at 30 and there is a knit 1 at the end of the row.

Such lovely tropical colors. The open weave pattern of the stitching made me think this was crochet at first glance. The shawl has a very feminine look and since its lightweight, it is the perfect spring / summer accessory item. Easy pattern to follow and looks very beginner friendly.

A lovely pattern and easy to do with a simple stitch pattern. It is good practice as well to do something with stitch markers. It adds another dimension to the pattern. I love shawls and wraps because you can wear them indoors and out over an outer garment. The edging is lovely as well. Thank you.

A lovely shawl that looks simply elegant when worn casually over a dress as shown. I love the lacy pattern, especially the contrasting Bermuda colored yarn used with the main aqua color. The pattern, though long, seems simple to knit. Best of all, all the wrong side rows are purl, making it easy as well!

Why the buttons? No mention of them in the pattern instructions...

Hey there! As we did not create the pattern, Premier Yarns did, we can't give too much insight as to why buttons were included. However, our guess would be that they were included as an optional addition to this lovely shawl so you could fasten it in the front if you chose to do so. Strange they don't include instructions on creating an optional buttonhole! Regardless, the pattern doesn't seem to require buttons, so add them at your own discretion. Happy knitting! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting.


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