Crucero Shawl by Laura Nelkin
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Crucero Shawl

Knitting
December 2015
Lace ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in st st, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
3.75 mm (F)
650 yards (594 m)
17 inches (43 cm) deep x 62 inches (158 cm) wide (wingspan) x 14 inches (36 cm) inches wide (at ends)
This pattern is available for $7.00 USD buy it now

There are a limited number of kits available for Crucero that include the yarn, beads and beading tools!
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SPECIAL: If you have previously purchased Crucero Banda from Nelkin Designs you will automatically receive a $3 discount at checkout, no need for a special code! If you haven’t and purchase both patterns then you will be automatically discounted $3 at checkout.
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Crucero Shawl was designed for my Nautical Knitting Cruise students. The design was revealed on board, and then classes were held to teach the techniques used!

Crucero starts from the center out in the round and the center back of the shawl is created. Then the stitches are divided… the left and right β€œwings” are worked separately flat, with beads integrated into the pattern at the end of each wing. Then a crochet beaded border is worked along the bottom edge tying it all together.

There is lots to learn in this shawl… it was my first time doing a crochet beaded border, so I have a feeling that will be something new for many of you as well! The stitches are a combination of a simple fir cone lace stitch and an insanely fun migrating drop stitch pattern I learned from a Japanese Stitch dictionary.

As always the pattern includes exclusive video tutorials to teach the tricksy bits, especially the beaded crochet edging

Other Materials
Approx. 25 grams Size 8/0 glass seed beads (prestrung, for wings and border) (A- smaller)
Approx. 25 grams Size 6/0 glass seed beads (placed for wings and prestrung for border) (B- bigger)
.75-1 mm steel crochet hook, Super Floss, or Beadle Needle (for placing beads)
Dental floss threader (for stringing beads)