Rosaura Shawl by Carla Cuadros

Rosaura Shawl

Knitting
April 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in Border Pattern stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
260 - 550 yards (238 - 503 m)
One size: Lower edge 62 in/158 cm; Height: 14 in/35/5 cm
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A little confection to keep your shoulders warm, Rosaura is a crescent-shaped shawl knit from the bottom up using three lace patterns and finishing with a rolled stockinette neck edge. The stitch patterns show the beautiful shadings of this variegated yarn to their best advantage, while the shape helps to keep the shawl in place without a shawl pin.

If knit from two colors, you will need some means of measuring the yarn, as you will be dividing it up into different-sized balls. Because some of the quantities are small, I recommend weighing it out on a scale that uses grams. However, you could also use ounces or measure out the yardage using a yardstick or a meter stick.

Techniques Used:
• Decreases: k2tog, ssk, p2tog, ssp, sl1 k3 psso, sl2 k1 psso
• Increase: yo, kfb
• Knit, purl
• Knit Cast-On

Two-color Version shown in:
• Down Under (Color A), 265 yards / 242 m
• Terra Cotta (Color B), 260 yards / 238 m

Single Color Version:
550 yards 503 m

Needles:
Note: the piece is knit flat, but a circular needle is recommended due to the large number of stitches.
Size 5 / 3.75 mm 40” (100 cm) circular needle or size needed to obtain correct gauge

Notions:
Tapestry needle
4 Stitch markers
Two-color version only: measuring stick or scale to divide skein into smaller balls