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Spanish-born Ruth Garcia-Alcantud has been immersed in fashion from an early age and professionally designing knitwear for the last several years.

With an attention for finishing and embellishing, ...

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Adoro

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Provisional Cast-On
  • Knit Flat
  • Lace
  • Single Decreases - ssk, k2tog
  • Double Decreases - s2k1psso, k3tog, sssk
  • Picking up stitches from Provisional Cast-On

Pattern Description:

Adoro is triangular shaped lace shawl, worked traditionally, from the centre neck outwards.

The pattern gives the option to use sock/fingering weight yarn (green sample, approx 440yd / 400m required) or lace weight yarn (red sample, approx 880yd / 800m required), as well as optional beads to be added on the last border.

The shawl may be worked on straight or circular needles.

The pattern is comprehensive, with:

written instructions,
charted instructions,
tips on binding off, blocking and bead placement.

Full Colour PDF document spanning 7 pages (black & white printer compatible)


5sts = 4" / 10cm after blocking, laceweight
6.5sts = 4" / 10cm after blocking, sock weight

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 50 wide by 25 tall / 125cm wide by 63cm tall (blocked) - laceweight shawl
  • 30 wide by 15 / 76cm wide by 38cm tall (blocked) - sockweight shawl


  • Baruffa Cashwool (laceweight) 1200m per skein, 1 skein (double stranded),
  • Babylonglegs SemiPrecious (sock weight), 440m per skein
  • US 5 / 3.75mm for laceweight yarn
  • US3 /3.25.. for sock weight yarn
  • Beads: 386 size 10/0 for laceweight shawl
  • Beads:266 size 6/0 for sock weight shawl
  • Small crochet hook or needle and thread for bead placement

You Will Also Need:

  • Waste Yarn and Crochet Hook for Provisional Cast-On
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Blocking Equipment
  • Waste Yarn for lifelines (optional)

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