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Je Ne Sais Quoi

Lindsay Lewchuk 2018 New Releases, Je Ne Sais Quoi MKAL, Patterns, Shawls

That sense. That feeling! Je Ne Sais Quoi is an English pattern uniting the French idiom with a part shawl, part scarf, part cowl, in a “I just don’t know what” fashionista design packing in a ton of attitude! Dare down the hottest summer days donned in your carefree hand knit, Je Ne Sais Quoi, with mindset to match. Add beads for a tres chic look or go without for a casual fashion flare.

The easy (not beginner) level tech edited / test knit pattern is fully written. Recommended skills – picot cast on, short rows, decrease, bind off.

Finished Measurements:
Outside curve: 51”/ 129.5cm
Inside curve: 34”/ 86.5 cm
Width (in heart shape): 25”/ 63.5cm
Knitted depth (widest): 8”/ 20.5cm

270yds/ 240m per 90g/ 3.17oz sport weight eco yarn
US 6/ 4mm
Yarn needle
1 Stitch marker
Optional: 132 glass beads & beading crochet hook – Japanese seed beads size 6/0 in Silver Lined Transparent Light Amethyst Round shown.
Optional: G-6/ 4mm crochet hook (for finishing)

22 sts and 30 rows over 4”/ 10cm in Stockinette Stitch. Note: exact gauge is not critical to this design. Gauge variations may impact final size and yardage requirements.

Special Notes:
Picking the best yarn: approximately 300 yards per 100 grams of your favorite sport weight yarn, given the summer appeal and light weight nature. The design works up in 77% main color and 23% contrasting color. Not into stripes? It would also look smashing in a single-skein gradient, semi-solid, tonal, or single color too!