Cross Sea Shawl Kit by Katrine Birkenwasser


We now offer handy kits of this pattern. All kits include enough yarn to make this gorgeous shawl, along with a limited edition button badge and a fab project bag to keep it all safe. Happy knitting!

The lovely Cross Sea shawl is designed by Katrine Birkenwasser, and is published in Issue 11 of Making Stories Magazine. We do not stock the pattern, but click here to find it on Ravelry.

Making Stories is renowned for it’s beautiful patterns and attention to detail, so when we saw the Cross Sea shawl in it’s 11th Issue, we knew we had to show it off. Made up in Appledore Lace, this simple, but exciting shawl is perfect for transitional weather and beyond. Our Appledore Lace, with it’s mix of Exmoor Blueface, Romney and Devon Closewool means that this pattern enjoys incredible drape, as well as bounce and a subtle halo.

Cross Sea is a super fun to knit and easy to wear shawl that combines interlocking sections of garter stripes, representing crossing waves that occur with certain weather patterns, with a lace border that’s mimicking the foam of waves breaking onto a shoreline. This seaside-y shawl has us dreaming of sunny days spent on the beach, pulling our cosy woolly warmer around our shoulders as the sun sets…

John Arbon Textiles, Appledore Lace

275 metres per 50g

40% Devon Closewool / 40% Romney / 20% Exmoor Blueface

The kit includes enough yarn to make this shawl in the colour of your choice, but the pattern is sold separately.

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Finished Measurements

Depth: 85 cm / 33.5”
Width: 189 cm / 74.5”


25 sts x 54 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (worked flat, in two-colour garter stitch, after blocking)
25 sts x 50 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (worked flat, in charted pattern, after blocking)


Two 2.75 mm / US 2 circular needles (N1 and N2), each with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle size to obtain gauge)

Appledore Lace

All the fibre in our Appledore range is sourced right here in the West Country, and, with a palette of unusual heathered shades, perfectly encapsulates our ethos.

Due to its crisp handle, Appledore Lace will hold its block impeccably, making it ideal for delicate lace and those dappled shades almost look hand dyed in the lace version – so anything you decide to make with this yarn will have a unique heirloom feel.