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El Caminito Mosaic Shawl
Est. Yards900 - 1200
CommunicationRavelry - Group or Direct Message
Yarn RequirementsOne standard skein fingering weight, five mini skeins (see description for more details(
Sizes AvailableDepth: 25” (63.5 cm) Length Along Top Edge: 72” (183 cm)
Skills RequiredPick Up Stitches Working from a Chart
This fun shawl was inspired by La Boca in Buenos Aires, Argentina. La Boca used to be a shipyard in Argentina’s capital, the dockworkers that lived there built their houses from cast-away ship building materials like planks and corrugated sheet metal, and there was never enough leftover paint to color an entire house, so the homes and businesses in La Boca are a rainbow of patchwork colors. The neighborhood has never lost its colorful exterior, and El Caminito is now a touristy street in La Boca, full of steakhouses, street artists, and tango music.
Yarn Required: One fingering weight skein (approximately 387 yds [354 m], 3.3 oz [93 g] required), and five mini skeins (or just fingering weight scraps!). Each mini color uses a little less than 118 yds [108 m] or 1 oz [23 g]. I include a 10% buffer on all estimates.
Needles and Notions Needed:
- US5 (3.75 mm) and US6 (4.0 mm) circular needle, or size to obtain gauge at least 40” (102 cm) long.
- Tapestry needle
- Stitch markers (1 unique marker and 16 additional markers)
Techniques Required: Knit stitch, basic increases/decreases, mosaic knitting, picking up stitches from a garter edge.
Note: The pattern is written out, the colorwork is only charted. Pattern has been professionally tech edited by Emily Lipa.
Test will be conducted in this forum: https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/wanderlust-fiber-arts-design/3997556/1-25#2