I adore the book Coastal Knits by the incredibly talented duo of Alana Dakos and Hannah Fettig. I couldn’t wait to make Alana’s design, “Sand and Sea Shawlette”. For one thing, its gorgeous. For another, its inspired by an area here in California’s Central Coast I know and love well – Morro Bay.

I made the shawlette from Madelinetosh’s Tosh Lace and Tosh Sock. The Tosh Lace makes for a feather-light shawlette body; I’d like to try my next shawlette in the slightly heavier Prairie, which is what’s called for in the pattern.

Alana Dakos, Coastl Knits, shawl, Madelinetosh yarn, Sand and Sea Shawlette

Sand and Sea is easy to make, and I love the super-feminine look.

Alana Dakos, Coastl Knits, shawl, Madelinetosh yarn, Sand and Sea Shawlette

I never tire of  Madelinetosh’s color Amber Trinket; different lighting picks up a whole range of subtle colors, from purple to rust to taupe and more.

Alana Dakos, Coastl Knits, shawl, Madelinetosh yarn, Sand and Sea Shawlette

I wouldn’t want to admit to being obsessed with this pattern or anything. But I already have the yarn to make another.

Er, make that two more.