Piraguas Shawl

Design by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter.

Piraguas Shawl by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter.
Piraguas Shawl by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter.

The Piraguas Shawl is a light and airy shawl made with just one skein of self-striping, cotton-blend sock yarn, reminiscent of shaved ice treats. This pattern is beginner-friendly (or “I’m watching streaming”-friendly). This triangular shawl can easily be adjusted to your preferred wingspan.

The cheerful colors reminded me of the Puerto Rican shaved ice treats that were all over New York City in the summer when I was a kid. Until a few weeks ago, I hadn’t seen a piraguas cart in years. When I spotted one recently in Chelsea, I was so happy to see this tradition is still alive.

Adult: 60” (152.5 cm) wide x 9” (23 cm) spine.

Materials

  • King Cole Summer 4Ply yarn (55% bamboo/37% cotton/8% PBT, 3.5 oz/100 g, 492 yd/450 m) – 1 skein in 4575 Tutti Fruity, or approximately 492 yd (450 m) in any cotton blend, super fine weight yarn.
  • US Size E-4/3.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Stitch markers.
  • Yarn needle.

Skill Level: Beginner

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