Piña Colada Shawl by Daniele Polotow
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Piña Colada Shawl

Knitting
May 2015
Thread ?
22 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch (after blocking)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
700 yards (640 m)
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Piña Colada is a summer shawl design to protect you from the breeze of the beach or the air conditioned of the office. It is made using a cotton thread for a summer feel.
Casting on only one stitch, the garter body is worked from the bottom point to the wingspan edge, with yarn over loops at the beginning of each row. The border is picked up and knit along the yarn over loops on both edges of the triangle and knitted outward.
The lace is worked both right and wrong sides and the lace pattern is only charted, with short written instructions for the garter body and comments on the chart. The lace is a modified version of the “Lace Ribbon stitch” from Barbara Walker’s Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns. I recommend using a solid color yarn to show off your hard work in the lace.

Dimensions after blocking: approximately 64cm/25 in deep by 1.40m/55 in wingspan

Gauge: garter stitch 20 sts and 44 rows = 4”/10 cm in garter stitch (after blocking)

Suggested yarn: approximately 640 meters or 700 yards of thread weight. Shown in KnitPicks Curio #10 crochet thread, 100% cotton, 659m/721 yards, 100 grams, color “Natural”

Needle: 3.5mm/US4 with a 32”/81cm circular cable

Notions: 21 stitch markers, tapestry needle

Skill level: Experienced. Garter stitch, picking up stitches, yarn over (yo), knit two together (k2tog), slip slip knit (ssk), purl two together through the back loop (p2tog tbl), purl two together (p2tog).

The pattern was fully tested