Coco Loco Shawl by Luise O'Neill

Coco Loco Shawl

July 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette, blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
231 - 360 yards (211 - 329 m)
Cast On Edge: 31" / 78.7cm; Upper Edge: 73" / 185.4cm; Bottom Edge: 55" / 139.7cm
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The Story
Named for Herb Alpert’s jaunty Coco Loco tune, this shawl creates a festive air. Its unique elongated curved triangle shape can be worn with the point at the front or back - the unusual shape places the point off-centre to create elegant diagonal lines. For variety, change the frequency of the stripes or add more than one coordinating colour. The possibilities are endless!

Pattern Notes:
Coco Loco is a boomerang (curved triangular) shawl
knit flat on a circular needle. One variegated yarn and a coordinating solid-coloured yarn are worked in a graduated stripe pattern. Unused yarn is loosely carried up the side of the work.

A Long Tail Cross Over Cast On begins this shawl (pattern includes instructions as well as the video link). The pattern stitch is an easy four-row repeat – fun, easy and so many colourful possibilities!

Main Colour (M)
360yds / 329m short-colour-repeat / variegated fingering weight yarn:
• Sample in Manos del Uruguay Alegria (75% superwash wool, 25% polyamide; 445yds / 425m per 100g ball) in #9452 Candombe
Secondary Colour (S)
231yds / 211m coordinating solid-colour fingering weight yarn“
• Sample in Knit Picks Palette (100% Peruvian Highland wool; 231yds / 211m per 50g ball) in Tidepool Heather

Tapestry needle.

Tech Editing: RedSquirrel.
Test Knitting: Sincere thanks go to the following knitters who so generously gave their time and talents to test knit this pattern: Ravellers chau7, crossroadsdemon, dambird, FannyKaplan, janetknitwitch, KateB660 and mattnmay and to marthajane73 for her sage advice.

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