This crescent shawl features a dip stitch and inlay pattern in the center. Much longer than it is deep, this shawl looks great styled as a kerchief, with the decorative panel and tassel front and centre.
The central panel is simple to do, but may take a bit of practice to become second nature. Take the time to read the pattern through before beginning and make sure you understand that section. Or better yet, try it out in your swatch and get it down before you start in on the real thing.
The Raya Mitts use the same inlay and dip stitch panel as the Raya Shawl, but here it is worked in the round. It’s just as simple to do, and the decorative motifs add a pop to these simple but very practical mittens.
FINISHED SIZE Shawl: 58” wide and 19” tall in center, not including tassel Mittens: 8 (9)” hand circumference and 9 (10¼)” long Mittens shown measure 8” in circumference.
YARN Manos del Uruguay Maxima Shawl: 3 sks MC and 1 sk CC Mittens: 1 sk each of MC and CC for either size Set with both shawl and mittens (either size): 4 sks MC and 1 sk CC
NOTIONS Shawl: 6” tassel maker or 6” square of cardboard Mittens: Waste yarn for stitch holder Both shawl and mittens: Stitch markers Removable markers Tapestry needle
GAUGE Shawl: 15 sts and 28 rows = 4”/10cm in St st using circular needle, after blocking. Mittens: 17½ sts and 28 rnds = 4”/10cm in St st using larger double-pointed needles, after blocking.
NEEDLE SIZE Shawl: US 7/4.5mm 40” or longer circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge Mittens: US 7/4.5mm double-pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge US 6/4mm double-pointed needles