Hobo Square

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Hobo Square


A versatile, fine gauge square shawl in two sizes (petite/tall), inspired by the motifs seen on printed bandanas. In fact, while this piece makes a beautiful accessory, it may also be put to work in the home as a table accent or light summer throw. This easy-to-work piece is comprised of simple eyelet motifs with alternate rounds worked entirely in knit—it makes excellent knitting for spectator sports, the beach, or a first-time lace shawl project.Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape.   
Suggested Yarns: Ecobutterfly Organics Pakucho Lace or Qoperfina Lace, Die WollLust LaceCotton, Diamond Yarn Luxury Collection Pima Lino Lace, The Natural Dye Studio Angel 1 Ply Lace, ColourMart Cashmere/Cotton or Silk/Cotton Lace Weight, Valley Yarns 8/2 Unmercerized Cotton, Artyarns Cashmere 1, Habu Textiles XS-43B, 1/10 Non Twist Cotton Boucle, Filace Safari, Pierrot Yarns Graceful Linen, or any fine lace yarn with 250 to 300 yards per ounce.

Finished Size: 27(33) inches square (blocked) 

Yarn Requirements: 900(1800) yards

Gauge: 32 sts and 48 rows = 4 inches in stockinette (knit flat, unblocked)


size 1.5US (2.5 mm) 16- and 24-inch circular needles plus DPNs (or size to obtain correct gauge)