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Santa Cruz Shawl

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The Santa Cruz Shawl is part of a series of knitting patterns named for the various islands in the Channel Islands National Park. Santa Cruz is the biggest of the islands, with miles of hiking trails, sandy beaches, and the remnants of an old sheep ranch. Because it’s named for the largest of the islands, the Santa Cruz Shawl is the largest item in the pattern collection.

This shawl is a semi-circular shawl in three colors. It is worked up mostly in a soothing garter stitch with a simple, 8-repeat, knit-on lace border. It is a great fit for adventurous beginners or for more experienced knitters who want a project they don’t have to look at too much.

This pattern has been tech edited and test knit.

SIZES
One Size
Dimensions: 80” (203 cm) wide by 18” (46 cm) high
 
MATERIALS
Worsted weight yarn
210 yds (192 m) of Color A
420 yds (385 m) of Color B
600 yds (550 m) of Color C
 
Suggested yarns:
1 skein Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted in Soft Cream (Color A)
2 skeins Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted in Splash (Color B)
3 skeins Patons Classic Wool Worsted in Heath Heather (Color C)
 
GAUGE
4” (10 cm) square = 15 stitches by 24 rows in garter stitch after blocking

A note about gauge: gauge isn’t terribly important on this project, and the yarns will stretch significantly with blocking. As long as you are somewhere in the ballpark of the given gauge, your shawl should turn out just fine.

NEEDLES
·      One 36” circular needle in size needed to match gauge listed above
·      Suggested needle size: US 7 (4.5 mm)
 
TOOLS
·      One stitch marker
·      Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

SKILL LEVEL
Adventurous beginner to intermediate
Techniques: increases, decreases, knit on lace edging
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