Ahsante by Christina Wilkins
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November 2010
Lace ?
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This shawl was created to showcase the beauty and depth of Meru, (51% Wild Tussah Silk / 49% Merino Wool) lace weight yarn from Curious Creek Fibers (curiouscreek.com). All of Curious Creek yarns garner their inspiration and names from reserve and game parks all over the continent of Africa. In honor of this tradition, this shawl was named Ahsante (Swahili for “Thank You”) because Ahsante will surely be the response to all the compliments to come.

Approximately 1200 yards Curious Creek Meru lace weight yarn
Size 3.25 mm or 3.5 mm (US 3 or 4) needles, dpns, as well as 24” to 40” circular needles
Stitch markers, waste yarn and tapestry needle for life lines

23 sts/4 inches and knit flat in stockinette

Blocked the overall diameter is approximately 60 inches