Mezquita Shawl by Roxanne Yeun
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Mezquita Shawl

February 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
US 8 - 5.0 mm
400 yards (366 m)
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This is a crescent shaped shawl which can be wrapped around your neck a few times or held with a shawl stick or pin. I designed this so it would be a bit more shallow in the crescent and wrap more like a scarf. Of course, it works as a shawl very nicely too!


Post-Blocking Size:
Width (around semi-circle): ~68”
Length (down centre): ~12”

-if you’re using stitch markers, don’t forget to move your stitch markers on row 12-20 of Chart A to accommodate for the first stitch k2tog decrease
-if you need a little more explanation on the short rows, see this thread for more detailed info
-if you find your BO edge curling, you might want to do the last 2-4 rows as garter stitch (knit all rows) or use a firmer BO as a stretchy BO can lead to curling as well
-if you decide to go down a needle size from the size 8 suggested, the chances of the edges curling goes up…the fabric should be as open as possible to alleviate wanting to curl…the tighter the fabric, the more it will curl

If you find your shawl blocking too large and you have knit with superwash merino, you can air dry it a little in the dryer if you like as this will bring it back a little into its original shape - just make sure the dryer is on cool setting.