Las Cruces by Laura Nelkin

Las Cruces

September 2014
Light Fingering ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
625 yards (572 m)
Approximately 70" (178cm) wide across top edge x 22" (56cm) long at center
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This triangular shawl is constructed in pieces: two mirrored triangles are knit individually and then joined by a symmetrical center panel. The open fabric is created by elongated stitches with decorative criss-crosses at the edges; practice the beginner’s version of this stitch by making the Bootsy Boot Toppers. A gradient yarn with long color repeats keeps the knitting interesting and makes the shawl look more complex than it is!

Multiple times a year I run Mystery Knit-Alongs in my Ravelry group. My goal with these Mystery Knit-Alongs is to surprise the participants with unexpected constructions so they don’t know right away what they are making. I used this three-part construction for Kinetik, a double-sided lace shawl with beads. I’ve known ever since that I wanted to translate it into a simpler, more relaxed shawl.

After finishing the Left Triangle, CUT THE YARN leaving a 6 inch tail. Then with RS facing reattach it to begin the center panel.