Loaded Taco Shawl by Xandy Peters

Loaded Taco Shawl

November 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
600 - 700 yards (549 - 640 m)
64" (163 cm) wide and 16" (40 cm) deep crescent shape or adjustable
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Worked in a lightweight “faux crochet” stitch, this shawl is a fun, colorful project with a variety of interesting new stitch motifs. The recipe is fully adjustable to accommodate whatever yarns and colors you have available to you. The finished shawl, worked in the recommended yarns, weighs only 85 grams. A little yarn will take
you a long way.

Worked in yellow, orange, green, and pink, my shawl reminds me of a delicious taco topped with pico de gallo, cabbage slaw, and cheddar cheese.

Finished Size: 64” (163 cm) wide and 16” (40 cm) deep crescent shape.
Yarn: Woolbearers Fingering wool, 273 yards (250m) per 50g.
One 50g skein MC and CCA. Shown in Lemon Drop and Key Lime
One mini skein in CCB and CCC. Shown in Fuchsia and Cantaloupe
Needles: Size 5 (3.75mm) 40” circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 22 sts x 40 rows = 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) square in garter stitch.
Other Materials: Tapestry needle, pins, blocking surface.

Modify This Recipe
The instructions for this shawl can be altered to fit your needs, whether that means changing the weight of the yarn, changing the number of colors, or changing how wide the border is. Use Recipe Notes (in grey) under each row to see how this pattern can be modified. An introduction to the Faux Crochet techniques used in this shawl is shown in these videos.

Edited by Liz Rolle
Photos by Beth Shepherd Peters