I designed this shawl for Bijou Basin Ranch, using their un-dyed, luscious 100% yak lace weight yarn. When searching for a pattern name I was irresistibly drawn toward chocolate and regions that grow it, because of the natural chocolate color of this yarn. Kumasi is a city in Ghana, in western Africa’s rain forest region. Cocoa is one of the city’s largest exports.
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.
lace weight; 985 yards Model: Bijou Basin Ranch
, lace weight Gauge:
15.5 sts and 26 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in st pattern, blocked Needles:
US 6 (4.0 mm), or size required for gauge. Finished size:
72.5 x 28 inches; 184 x 71 cm Notions:
waste yarn required; stitch markers and lifelines are optional Difficulty:
Charted and written.
This pattern is
Modeled photos courtesy of Bijou Basin Ranch. Used with permission.