Crucero Shawl was originally designed for our 2015 Nautical Knitting Cruise. It starts from the center out in the round and the center back of the shawl is created. Then the stitches are divided... the left and right “wings” are worked separately flat, with beads integrated into the pattern at the end of each wing. Then a crochet beaded border is worked along the bottom edge tying it all together.
A second version of Crucero was designed to be worked flat as a scarf. It starts at the center with a vertical strip. Stitches are then picked up and each side of this strip worked outwards with beads integrated into the pattern at the end of each side.
Crucero is knit in Anzula Breeze, the perfect warm weather shawl yarn... it has stunning drape, and a lovely "grip" so knitting with it is not slippery : )!
Materials Included in Kit
1 skein of Anzula Breeze (65% silk, 35% linen- see three colorways below)
25 grams Size 8 glass seed beads,15 grams Size 6 glass seed beads
Dental Floss threader and Super Floss
You will Need
Pattern for Crucero Banda or Crucero Shawl
Set of 5 US Size 5 [3.75 mm] double pointed needles or 1 long circular needle for working a small circumference, or size needed to obtain gauge
US Size 5 [3.75 mm] 24-inch circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Note: Using lace needles will be VERY helpful.
1 US Size F-5 [3.75 mm] crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge
Scrap fingering weight yarn
Removable stitch marker
3 stitch markers