El Lago by Gretha Mensen

El Lago

Knitting
August 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, blocked.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
766 - 875 yards (700 - 800 m)
Approx. 69" (175 cm) wingspan along top edge 24" (61 cm) width.
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INFO
El Lago, meaning ‘lake’ in Spanish, is a triangular shawl that evokes the cool, light blue waters of its namesake. Cascading bands and lines suggest the movement of a lake’s surface, with quiet ripples and small waves whipped up by passing breezes.

A pattern that is easily adaptable in size, the sample shown required only two skeins of fingering-weight yarn.

With videos provided for all necessary techniques, enjoy a lively combination of garter, eyelets, and slip stitches (no purling!), as you make your own version of this delightful accessory.

YARN
Wol met Verve (100% SW merino, 100 gr-400yds/366m), 2 skeins.
Sample yardage (768 yds/702m) in color Plume-light.

Or any fingering weight yarn: approx. 766-875yds (700-800m) total.

MATERIALS
32-40” (minimum 80-100 cm) circular or straight needles.
US 5 (3.75 mm).
Stitch markers, tapestry needle.

GAUGE - BLOCKED 4” (10 cm)
In garter stitch pattern, 21 stitches x 38 rows.
Gauge is not crucial at all, but will affect final size and yardage.

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
Approx. 69” (175 cm) wingspan along top edge 24” (61 cm) width.
Unblocked: 49” (125 cm) x 25” (63 cm).

ADJUSTMENTS
Adjustments are provided in the pattern.

Different sizes and fits can also be achieved by altering yarn weight and/or needle size(s). The shawl will be equally pretty in a Sport or DK weight yarn.