51 Kumasi PDF
Because of the color of this yarn, when searching for a pattern name I was irresistibly drawn toward chocolate, and regions that grow it. Kumasi is a city in Ghana, in western Africa’s rain forest region. And cocoa is one of the city’s largest exports.
The shawl is knit from a provisional cast on in the center toward the outer edge. Stitches are then picked up from the center, and worked in the opposite direction, resulting in a shawl whose sides mirror each other.
This pattern is a PDF download.
Yarn: lace weight; 985 yards; for provisional cast on: smooth waste yarn the same weight or finer, in a contrasting color. Model knit in Bijou Basin Ranch lace weight.
Needles: US 6 (4 mm) needles
Gauge: 15.5 sts and 26 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in st pattern, blocked
Finished size: 72.5 x 28 inches
Notions: waste yarn required; stitch markers and lifelines are optional
Skills: k2tog, ssk, YO, s1-k2tog-psso, s2-k1-p2sso, provisional cast on