A Latte Can Happen (PDF)


Direction: Top down

This shawl was designed and released as a mystery knit-along in November-December 2016. It is the final pattern from the Coffee Shop Collection.

If you are generally a loose knitter you may wish to consider dropping down a needle size, or even 2 sizes. You will be the best judge of your work. Gauge for a shawl isn’t the more important thing IF you have plenty of extra yarn. If you have only the exact amount called for than it becomes very imprtant to match your gauge to that given in the pattern. I would urge everyone to weigh and measure their projects at the completion of this first section.

In the pattern for clue 1, completely un-stretched, the gauge is 37 stitches to 4”. This is much different than stockinette gauge due to the heavy, frequent cabling. You may find it helpful to measure one repeat at row 49 from stitches 24 to 73 on the chart. That measurement was 5.5” on the sample shawl. If you want to get that reading without working through the entire pattern to that point, cast on 54 stitches and work rows 41 to 54 over stitches 22 to 75 of the main pattern wedge chart (do not measure the 2 reverse stockinette stitches on either side of the cable, measure sts 24–73).


4 skeins Fiddle Knits Fibers, Polka Sock
[100% superwash merino; 400 yds / 365 m; 100 g; fingering weight], Color: Espresso Bean

Section 1 yarn use (sample shawl): 44 grams (176 yards)
Section 2 yarn use (sample shawl): 48 grams (192 yards)
Section 3 yarn use (sample shawl): 46 grams (184 yards)
Section 4 yarn use (sample shawl): 61 grams (244 yards)
Section 5 yarn use (sample shawl): 162 grams (648 yards)

US 4 / 3.5mm 40+” circular needle,
Adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge.

On the sample shawl, the unblocked/unstretched gauge in clue 1/chart 1 pattern is 37 stitches & 37 rows = 4”
Remember this is measured over cables which pull the fabric in to use more stitches in less space.

Finished Size (pre-blocking)
51” wingspan x 23” deep

6 stitch markers
Scrap yarn for life lines
Extra needle or scrap yarn for provisional cast on