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El Caminito
El Caminito
El Caminito
El Caminito

El Caminito

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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 -- 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.

Depth: 25” (63.5 cm)
Length Along Top Edge: 72” (183 cm)

MC (Light Grey) - Mary Ann by Wonderland Yarns (85% Fine Merino Wool, 15% Nylon; 475 yds 434 m, 4 oz 114 g, Fingering Weight) in Goats Beard. Approx. 387 yds 354 m, 3.3 oz 93 g needed.

CC 1/2/3/4/5 (5 mini skeins) - Mary Ann by Wonderland Yarns (85% Fine Merino Wool, 15% Nylon; Each mini skein is 118 yds 108 m, 1 oz 28 g, Fingering Weight) in Mice in the Tea #15.
  • CC1 (Teal): Approx. 95 yds 87 m, 0.81 oz 23 g needed.
  • CC2 (Royal Purple): Approx. 79 yds 72 m, 0.67 oz 19 g needed.
  • CC3 (Lime Green): Approx. 67 yds 61 m, 0.56 oz 16 g needed.
  • CC4 (Magenta): Approx. 71 yds 65 m, 0.60 oz 17 g needed.
  • CC5 (Dark Grey): Approx. 108 yds 99 m, 0.92 oz 26 g needed (instructions are included to adjust the pattern slightly if your CC5 is a standard mini skein 0.88 oz 20 g)
Or similar weight yarn to achieve gauge

* 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)

23 stitches and 36 rows = 4” /10 cm in Garter Stitch using the smaller needles after a light blocking. Exact gauge is not critical, but because the shawl requires nearly the entire skein of each color, deviation from the gauge will affect the size of the shawl and yarn requirements.

Techniques Required:
Knit stitch, basic increases/decreases, mosaic knitting, picking up stitches from a garter edge.

Additional Notes:
This is a digital pattern ONLY. 
The pattern is written out, the colorwork is only charted. Pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knit.