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Mexican Wedding

Knitting
March 2012
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch in lace
US 7 - 4.5 mm
350 yards (320 m)
one
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The 2.7.13 revision of the pattern contains complete written instructions in addition to the charted directions.

Mexican Wedding is available as an individual pdf or as part of the Fire Collection, which includes Corazon and Frambuesa. If you previously purchased Corazon or Mexican Wedding, the price of the collection will be discounted by the amount of your previous purchase(s).

Mexican Wedding is a scarf / shawlette that I designed with my own Mexican Wedding in San Cristobal in mind. The Cayenne colorway of SweetGeorgia Superwash Sock recalls the vibrant colors that dominate that city. It is the second pattern in an upcoming collection called “Fire,” which will also include Corazon. (Don’t be concerned if you purchase one or both patterns and later decide to buy the whole collection when it is released. The collection price will be automatically reduced by the price of the patterns you have already purchased.)

The lace is appropriate for an intermediate lace knitter, and is worked on both sides of the piece without resting rows, making the shawlette reversible. Lace instructions are written and charted. The pattern has been professionally tech edited to reduce the possibility for error, but if you have questions or believe that you have found an error, please contact me.

finished measurements
66” / 167.5 cm in length.
6” / 15.5 cm in width to the base of each motif.
10” / 25.5 cm in width at widest point of each motif.

yarn
1 skein SweetGeorgia Superwash Sock in “Cayenne”; 375 yds / 343 m per 115 g; 100% superwash merino wool.

Scarf requires approximately 350 yds / 320 m of fingering weight yarn if worked at correct gauge.

needles & notions
US 7 (4.5 mm) needles.
OR size necessary to make gauge. Sample tension is average to slightly loose.
waste yarn
darning needle
blocking pins (85 or more)

gauge
1 pattern repeat = 10” / 25.5 cm wide and 5.5” / 14 cm long or approximately 4.5 sts and 9 rows per 1” / 2.5 cm.

To check gauge, work one full repeat, then wash and pin the swatch as you would the completed scarf. Allow swatch to dry completely, unpin, and allow swatch to rest before taking gauge.

Gauge is not particularly important for this project, but it is necessary to check gauge if you do not have significant excess yarn to compensate for any gauge variances. The pattern is suitable for all yarn weights and would be very dramatic in a heavier yarn, but the yardage given is calculated using fingering weight yarn. Required yardage will vary with gauge and yarn weight.

construction
The scarf is worked flat from end to end. Each of the points on the motifs is created by increasing stitches and then working two short rows, which are bound off on the following row.