Camino de Santiago by Nicki Miller

Camino de Santiago

Knitting
August 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8.5 stitches = 1 inch
400 - 460 yards (366 - 421 m)
M, L, XL - 65, 73, 81 stitches
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

The Way of St. James – Camino de Santiago – has tested religious pilgrims for over a thousand years. Today, many hiking the rugged length of the most popular route, Camino Frances, (the French route, which starts at Ste. Jean Pied de Port, France and wends for 485 miles to Santiago, Spain) do so as a personal achievement. Legend has it that St. James rescued a knight from drowning in the sea, and upon pulling him ashore, found him covered with scallops. Pilgrims toiling along the route display traditional scallop emblems or shells prominently on their clothing or gear, and encounter it in signage along their route. These are knit from the toe up, charted, with a gusseted arch and slip-stitch heel.