I love, love, love the new yarn called Mariquita from The Alpaca Yarn Company. If you liked the Astral Yarn in all its beautiful colors, you will like this one too. It has 50% tencel which is what gives it the lovely sheen like the Astral, and it is blended with 50% baby alpaca! This Crescent Shawl, pattern by Julie Aakjaer, was perfect for the Mariquita, our new fingering weight yarn. I used a smaller size hook than what the pattern calls for, which created a very lacy look that I think is very pretty with this yarn.
I used a 3.5 mm (E)
One Skein Mariquita Yarn, the color I used is called Winter Wheat
I crocheted 50 rows, and ended up with a shawl that measures roughly 52 inches wide / 132.1 cm long and is 19 inches/ 48.3 cm long at the widest point. Lovely use of the Mariquita yarn!
The size of the shawl depends on the number of rows you crochet. Suggestions are given on the pattern for sizes from young child to adult size large, with approximate yarn requirements and recommended hook size given for each.
CH – chain
SC- single crochet
HDC – half double crochet
DC – double crochet
PIC – picots
SP – space