Paquetá Shawl by Beatriz Rubio

Paquetá Shawl

August 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
700 yards (640 m)
one size
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The Paquetá Shawl is a collaboration with Miss Babs Yarns and it was inspired in a island in Rio de Janeiro called Paquetá. This small frozen-in-time-oasis is only reachable by ferry and the colonial architecture makes a beautiful contrast with the colorful nature of the place and, since all types of motor vehicles are not allowed on the island people move around on horses, wagons and bikes creating a fantastic bucolic atmosphere.

Worked top-down, the Paquetá shawl has a half-circle shape, divided in 3 sections consisting of: a squishy garter stitch body with eyelets, stripes combined with an airy lace stitch pattern, and the last section is a slightly ruffled, wavy edge.

Approx. total of 700 yds of fingering weight yarn (sample features Miss Babs Woodbury 65% merino, 35% silk)
Color A 385 yds - Do Campo
Color B 315 yds - Goldenrod
Since color A is used almost to the full, it is recommended to swatch using color B

3.75 mm (US 5) circular needle with cable long enough to accommodate all stitches comfortably, or size needed to obtain gauge

-blocking tools of your preference
-row counter (recommended)
-stitch markers
-tapestry needle

12 sts x 24 rows in 10cm x 10cm (4”x4”) in garter stitch after blocking. Though gauge is not crucial for this project, changes in it will affect your yardage requirements.

Approximately 140 cm (55 in) length and 55 cm (22 in) width

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