I designed this shawl for Bijou Basin Ranch using their un-dyed, luscious 100% yak lace weight yarn. When searching for a pattern name I was irresistibly drawn toward chocolate and regions that grow it, because of the natural chocolate color of this yarn. Kumasi is a city in Ghana, in western Africa’s rain forest region. Cocoa is one of the city’s largest exports.

Shawl is knit from a provisional cast on in the center toward the outer edge. Stitches are then picked up from the center, and worked in the opposite direction, resulting in a shawl whose sides mirror each other.

Pattern details
  • Yarn: lace weight; 985 yards.
  • Model: Bijou Basin Ranch Lace Weight; undyed; 100% yak.
  • Gauge: 15.5 sts and 26 rows to 4 inches in st pattern, blocked.
  • Needles: US 6 (4 mm).
  • Finished size: 72.5 x 28 inches.
  • Stitch instructions: Charted and written.
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