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Nancy Whitman on craftsy.com
Charlottesville, Virginia

I learned to knit at the tender age of eight, and there was no stopping me. I spent decades knitting all kinds of garments for family and close friends. In 2005, I opened the online yarn shop ...

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Que Linda

from Nancy Whitman Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Que Linda
Que Linda
Que Linda
Que Linda

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • 320 (440) yards fingering/sock yarn. Pictured in ShibuiKnits Sock
  • 226 (324) size 6 beads (optional)
  • 1 US size 5/3.75mm 40" circular needle
  • Crochet hook small enough to fit through beads
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

Pattern Description:

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
Width 50"
Center depth 19"

440 yards fingering or sock weight yarn
324 size 6 beads
Width 67"
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.