Short Description: Rioja Shawlette by The Yarniad. "Texture and lace combine in Rioja, a pretty semi-circular shawlette with a bit of Spanish feel. Garter stitch gives it squish and the two very simple lace patterns open up the shawl and let it flutter at the picot-encrusted edge. Rioja begins with just a few stitches, and grouped increases are performed just after each textured band to give it its shape. This piece is certainly easy enough for a beginner, with enough going on to keep it interesting for more advanced knitters.
Rioja is a one-skein project, requiring only a single skein of sock yarn. But because Rioja is knit from the top down, it is simple to make it larger -- and detailed instructions for optional sections have been provided should you have more yarn and wish to do so."
Gauge: 19 sts & 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Garter St
- 43"" / 109 cm along top edge
- 19” / 48.5 cm height at center
Materials Used: Malabrigo Yarn Sock (100% Merino; 440 yds/402 m per 100g); 1 skein in color 811 Eggplant
Needle Size: US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, at least 24” / 60 cm long
Pattern Includes: Detailed written instructions, photographs
Skill Level: Beginner