Besos Shawl by Lauren Slagle

Besos Shawl

Knitting
January 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
693 yards (634 m)
One Size
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This pattern was inspired by my Abrazo Shawl. If we have abrazos, we should have besos too! Abrazo means hug in Spanish and besos means kisses in Spanish. I thought it would be super cute to come up with a stitch that criss crosses itself like a ‘x’ which we use all the time for x’s and o’s: kisses and hugs! So, the KISS stitch was born! Every time I make that stitch, as I turn the cable needle, I think to myself “muah!” Diamonds are in there too!! Since they are a girl’s best friend and tend to go along with hugs and kisses - we have our beautiful shawl full of love!

RECOMMENDED YARN
https://www.lolodidit.com

MC - 2 skeins of lolodidit’s Simple DK
dk weight 231 yards/100g

CC - 1 skein of lolodidit’s Simple DK
dk weight 231 yards/100g

Yarn quantities will vary if your gauge differs from the pattern gauge.

SIZE
74” corner to corner
19” at the deepest point

GAUGE
15 sts + 24 rows / 4” (10 cm) in stockinette

Gauge swatch should be blocked.

TOOLS
all available at https://www.lolodidit.com

32” (80cm) circular needle, US Size 8 (5mm), or size needed to get gauge
Tape Measure
Darning Needle
Cable Needle
Removable Stitch Marker
Scale that weighs in 0.0 grams*
Blocking Pins

If you have a scale that reads in whole numbers, that will work too, but it is less accurate.