Mexicana Elegante Shawl
This elegant shawl was sold at The International Crafts Fair in Mexico City a couple of years ago, together with several other shawls, which you can see in the post Mexicana Shawls. Hence the name for this one and all other shawls from this collection.
The shawl is still very popular and some ladies have asked me for instructions. That’s why I decided to write this post and written tutorial for knitting and crocheting, since this piece is a combination of those two techniques.
PDF pattern in English is available for 4.00 EUR
So, the shawl was made using knitting and crocheting techniques. For both techniques you will need intermediate knowledge. The upper part of the shawl is knitted on 2 needles, and the ribbed texture is obtained by two basic stitches – stockinette stitch and garter stitch. The bottom part is crocheted. Stitches used are double crochet, treble crochet, chain, single crochet.
- About 200 gr of yarn for needles/hook 3 to 4 mm (US needles 3 to 6, hook D-3 to G-6)
- Knitting needles 4 mm (US size 6, UK size 8)
- Crochet hook 4 mm (US G-6)
- 2 markers
The size of the shawl can vary depending on the type of yarn and your manner of knitting/crocheting, i.e. whether you work loosely or tightly.
Approximate dimensions of the shawl are the following:
Height – 64 cm / 25 in
Upper edge length – 130 cm / 51 in
The price for the finished shawl is 39.95 EUR