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.

Yarn: 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

Stitch instructions: Charted and written.

This pattern is listed on Ravelry.

Thank you!

Modeled photos courtesy of Bijou Basin Ranch. Used with permission.