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Kristen Hanley Cardozo lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family and an increasingly large collection of yarn and knitting patterns. Kristen is a loose cannon, but also the best cop on the ...

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from Knitting Kninja
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Rosa

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast on
  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Increase
  • Decrease

Pattern Description:

Rosa is a small, elegant top down triangle shawlette with simple lace inserts, equally suitable for wear as a scarf or as an evening wrap. This is a gentle introduction to true lace, in which the yarn overs occur on both sides of the fabric. Choose a beautiful solid or semi solid light fingering weight yarn to best display the lace pattern, which has the look of paper cut outs. The Bluefaced Leicester yarn used for the sample is smooth and sturdy, but still soft on the skin. Merino is another good choice for a soft, wearable fabric. Finished with an easy vertical lace edging to mimic the look of fringe, this is a fast and fun lace project you'll love to wear.


24 sts/37 rows = 4 inches in stockinette st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 50 inches wide, 20 inches long, with suggestions for modifications


  • 430 yds light fingering weight yarn - Shown in Rocky Mountain Dyeworks Bow Falls Fingering [100% superwash Blue Faced Leicester, 430 yds per 100g skein], 1 skein used
  • Note: I used 1 skein for the sample, but with very little yarn left over. You may wish to purchase an extra skein for security.
  • 1 U.S. size 3 (3.25 mm) circular needle 24 inches or longer

You Will Also Need:

  • 2 stitch markers
  • tapestry needle