Folly Beach Shawl


The Folly Beach shawl pattern is here.

Find it on Ravelry here.

If you’re looking to squeeze in one more shawl this summer, Folly Beach is the answer. It’s a crescent shaped shawl with an airy knit on lace edging. With a body of stockinette stitch body this piece is quick to knit, and the perfect project for the beach.

I knit my Folly Beach while on vacation in Hawaii for my SIL’s wedding. The tropical backdrop was a perfect match for this color of Midwinter Yarns’ Linen. And it was a great project to have on the plane and the beach. Since it doesn’t require a lot of concentration, it’s the perfect project to pick up here and there through the last weeks of summer.


Linen: My Favorite Fiber

I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of knitting with linen. It has a unique ability to soften over time yet still retain it’s crisp stitch definition, something you certainly want in a knit shawl. There are several projects I have published in the past featuring linen yarns, and this certainly won’t be the last! If you don’t have access to the Midwinter Yarns Linen called for in the pattern, Quince & Co’s Sparrow is a great substitute.


You can make a smaller or larger shawl as desired, just make sure that the number of stitches you end with is a multiple of the rows required for the lace edging (i.e. a multiple of 14 sts).

I can’t wait to see what colors you choose for your own Folly Beach shawl, and all the locations where you’ll knit it.

Please share your progress with #follybeachkkd