Alejandra by Joji Locatelli

Alejandra

Knitting
October 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
750 yards (686 m)
One size.
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This shawl was inspired by my best friend, Alejandra, and our home, Argentina.
We’ve known each other for more years than we can count, and we knit, laugh and make plans together. Alejandra is the dyer behind the yarn that I used (Kani), a blend of Angora and Merino, a very typical Argentine yarn blend.
This shawl is crescent shaped, and it features a mosaic band in the edge, that also resembles one of Argentine’s most iconic Textiles: The Guarda Pampa. It was my first experimentation with Mosaic, and I wanted to make something not so striking, with low contrast and calming.

We hope to inspire you with this ode to our country’s rustic charm.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Approx. 84¾ inches (212cm) from side to side and 18½ inches (46cm) from top to bottom at deepest point (after blocking).

MATERIALS
Yarn: 3 skeins of Kani by Pura Hilados (50% Merino / 50% Angora; 285 yards 261 m/100g) or approx. 750 yards (684 m) of DK weight yarn in 3 different colors. You will need approx. 250 yards (228 m) in Color 1, 250 yards (228 m) in Color 2 and 250 yards (228 m) in Color 3. The sample was made using colorways ’01’ (Color A); ‘Natural’ (Color B) and 02 (Color C).
Needles: US 8 (5 mm) needles.
Other notions: Tapestry needle, a split ring st marker, blocking pins or wires.

GAUGE
14 st and 30 rows to 4” (10cm) in garter st on US 8 (5 mm) needles after blocking.