Kumasi by Laura Patterson


July 2010
Lace ?
15.5 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stitch pattern, blocked
985 yards (901 m)
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Because of the color of this yarn, when searching for a pattern name I was irresistibly drawn toward chocolate, and regions that grow it. Kumasi is a city in Ghana, in western Africa’s rain forest region. Cocoa is one of the city’s largest exports.

Shawl is knit from a provisional cast on in the center toward the outer edge. Stitches are then picked up from the center, and worked in the opposite direction, resulting in a shawl whose sides mirror each other.

Finished size: 72.5 x 28 inches; 184 x 71 cm.

Skills: k2tog, ssk, YO, s1-k2tog-psso, s2-k1-p2sso, provisional cast on.

Other supplies: stitch markers and lifelines are optional.

Stitch patterns: Charted and written.