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Que Linda is the second pattern in the friendship series of shawls. It was designed for a lifelong friend who grew up in a Spanish speaking home, thus the name, and adores the color orange. Much like the lady who inspired it, Que Linda is bold, stylish and has sparkle if you choose to make it with beads. It is knit from the bottom point to the neck edge and is finished with a unique garter stitch bind off. Que Linda is offered in both a small and large size.
This is not a beginner pattern, but a good pattern for an advanced beginner to learn new techniques. Pattern assumes you know how to read a chart, cast on and off, make one using a lifted increase, slip stitches and make yarn overs. Instructions are provided for all other techniques including the crochet hook method to add beads and the garter stitch bind off.
Materials & Measurements:
320 yards fingering or sock weight yarn
226 size 6 beads
Center depth 19"
440 yards fingering or sock weight yarn
324 size 6 beads
Center depth 27"
Shawl is pictured in size small.
4.5 stitches = 1" after blocking. Gauge is not critical since a shawl is not a fitted garment. Just keep in mind that if you knit to another gauge, the overall size of the shawl will change.
I have been knitting, designing and surrounding myself with yarn for more years than I care to admit. More recently I made the decision to formally publish my designs. In my day job, I run the online yarn shop Whitknits.com.