Coco Loco Shawl
Named for Herb Alpert’s jaunty Coco Loco tune, this shawl creates a festive air. Its unique elongated curved triangle shape can be worn with the point at the front or back - the unusual shape places the point off-centre to create elegant diagonal lines. For variety, change the frequency of the stripes or add more than one coordinating colour. The possibilities are endless!
Coco Loco Shawl
Coco Loco is a boomerang (curved triangular) shawl
knit flat on a circular needle. One variegated yarn and a coordinating solid-coloured yarn are worked in a graduated stripe pattern. Unused yarn is loosely carried up the side of the work.
A Long Tail Cross Over Cast On begins this shawl (pattern includes instructions as well as the video link). The pattern stitch is an easy four-row repeat – fun, easy and so many colourful possibilities!
Main Colour (M)
360yds / 329m short-colour-repeat / variegated fingering weight yarn:
• Sample in Manos del Uruguay Alegria (75% superwash wool, 25% polyamide; 445yds / 425m per 100g ball) in #9452 Candombe
Secondary Colour (S)
231yds / 211m coordinating solid-colour fingering weight yarn”
• Sample in Knit Picks Palette (100% Peruvian Highland wool; 231yds / 211m per 50g ball) in Tidepool Heather
Sincere thanks go to the following knitters who so generously gave their time and talents to test knit this pattern: Ravellers chau7, crossroadsdemon, dambird, FannyKaplan, janetknitwitch, KateB660 and mattnmay and to marthajane73 for her sage advice.
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