Rock the Kasbah
Inspired by our virtual tour of Morocco (available as a separate .pdf file), this large and sumptuous triangular shawl is worked in 2 colors with some amazingly simple mosaics and optional beadwork.
Originally released as the first pattern in our year of Mystery Shawls, this exquisite shawl is knitted while we get to know all about Morocco and it’s amazing inspirational cities and people.
Our lovely shawl is created two contrasting colors of fingering weight yarn. Beading is optional, but a great introduction to using beads.
The shawl discussions will be in the Wild Prairie Knits group, so come and join us.
This pattern is knitCompanion® supported. What does that mean?
Skills: Basic knit increases and decreases (yo, k2tog, ssk) We will be offering a good introduction to mosaic stitches to create patterns as well as adding beads. Pattern is charted and written.
Yarn: Stunning String Superwash Fingering (100% Superwash Merino, 475 yds (434 m), 100 grams): MC: 1 skein Moroccan Blue; CC: 1 skein Natural.
Or any fingering weight yarn, 475 yards (434 m) each of 2 colors (highly contrasted).
Needles: US 6 (4.0 mm) 42” (107 cm) circular needle, or size required to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 22 stitches & 24 rows per 4” (10cm) in unblocked stockinette stitch. Gauge differences will affect overall fit, size and yarn requirements.
Other: 36 Stitch Markers
Optional: 500 Seed Beads 6/0 & crochet hook US 10-14 (1.25 - 0.75 mm) or size that will fit your bead. If you prefer, you may use Super Floss or a beading tool to apply the beads.