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.
This listing is for a knitting pattern PDF, available only in English as a digital download, it is not a finished item.
Prices are in US Dollars, VAT and taxes not included.
Approx. 140 cm (55 in) length and 55 cm (22 in) width
Fingering Weight yarn
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
3.75mm (US 5) circular needle with cable long enough to accomodate all stitches comfortably, or size needed to obtain gauge
blocking tools, tapestry needle, scissors, stitch markers
12 st x 24 rows in 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 inches) in garter stitch after blocking
Changes in gauge will affect your yardage requirements.