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Rosita Shawl Kit

What is including in the kit:  two 400 yard skeins of PCC, pattern, a dozen stitch markers, and a BlackSheep bag

The yarn:

This special batch yarn is produced from the fleece of the crossbred sheep who reside at the Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus.  

The 2017 batch was separated into the dark Navajo-Churro x Jacob sheep and the light Romney x Dorset X Rambouillet. The 2-ply yarn has a generous yardage of 400 yards and 100g in a light fingering/heavy lace weight skein. 

The 2015 batch blended the fleeces of the Romney x Dorset x Rambouillet sheep and the Navajo-Churro x Jacob sheep for a lovely naturally colored and heathered-appearing yarn.  This 2-ply yarn has a generous 400 yards and 4 oz. of fingering weight yarn in every skein.  The wonderful texture and coloration it produced from the unique combination of sheep and will provide a great rustic quality to your projects. 

All proceeds from the sales of this yarn are used to help pay for the shearing and upkeep of the flock at Portland Community College so that the students may continue to learn about sheep as part of their Veterinary Technology program.  Thank you for supporting the PCC flock!

The Shawl:

The Rosita Shawl arose from my desire to pair Shetland lace patterns and a 3/4 circle shape. I love the way this shape sits over your shoulders and allows the fabric to drape and stay in place without sacrificing the lace and stockinette portions.

This pattern is meant for an adventurous novice to advanced knitter and all those in-between.

Both written and charted directions are included in this pattern. Please read the entire pattern before beginning.

Yarn: 2 skeins Kokomo Yarns Portland Community College 2017 Yarn, 400 yards, 100% Romney/Dorset /Rambouillet, Color Natural (approximately 775 yards used)

Needle: US 6 (4.0 mm) Signature DPNs or needles to obtain gauge

Gauge: 6 stitches per inch (spi) and 8 rows per inch (rpi) OR 24 stitches and 32 rows to 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette

Size: Very large

To alter the size: Adjust your gauge to increase or decrease the length of the shawl as needed.