Rum and Cola by Boo Knits
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Rum and Cola

Knitting
July 2016
Lace ?
13.5 stitches = 4 inches
in garter stitch on 3.75 mm needles after thuggish blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
766 yards (700 m)
written as one size but easily enlarged/reduced
This pattern is available for £3.75 GBP buy it now

Welcome to the first pattern in the Boos for Beginners Collection. This collection consists of a series of six patterns designed for those wishing to try lace or for those not overly confident using finer yarns, however each pattern will still be a very useful addition to any wardrobe - whether beginner or not!

Lace knitting is not scary; it is merely knitting with increases and decreases that create a pattern of holes in your fabric. Often lace is knit with a finer yarn but not tiny needles. This creates a light and airy fabric that, once blocked, looks intricate and pretty. It is so much easier than you think it will be! Though this is a collection aimed at those beginning lace knitting it is not a knitting course, tutorial or knitting encyclopedia.

Buying the Collection will afford a significant saving - you will be saving at least £7.50 compared to buying the patterns individually and it should be pointed out that at least one of the patterns will be strictly exclusive to the collection and will never be offered as an individual pattern or patterns. Patterns will be added to the Collection as they become available and all updates will be sent automatically.

This little crescent shaped shawl is inspired by the drink Cuba Libre - White Rum and Coke – both are easy, friendly and light. Designed to be knit in a laceweight yarn, this shawl has a garter stitch body that is nice and simple and with the addition of beads it becomes elegant but not difficult. The shawl is finished with a pretty and simple lace border that will not perplex you but will boost your confidence ready to start the second shawl in the Collection. By the end of this Collection you will be able to tackle any of the Boo Patterns without a moment’s hesitation!

For knitters with more experience this pattern is simple but not boring. Perfect for holiday or television knitting and the ideal pattern to persuade a non-knitting friend that they really can do it!

You will also need: Stitch Markers (one that is different to mark the beginning of your rows), Needle (for weaving in ends), Blocking Pins and Mats, just under 500 Matsuno or Toho Size 6 Seed Beads (if you are using any of the Tussah Silk Lace you will get away with using a size 5 Miyuki triangle bead) and a 1mm cro-tat hook to apply your beads (or dental floss, 0.6mm crochet hook, fleegle beader).

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Patterns already set up by KnitCompanion can be purchased, in the KnitCompanion Store, for knitters who like to use KnitCompanion, but prefer to have their charts already set up.