Del Norte by Danielle Morgan

Del Norte

September 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
275 - 600 yards (251 - 549 m)
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Inspired by the mountains of Northern New Mexico, this shawl uses texture, ratio and geometric space to create a subtle play of light and shadow. Although the pattern is best suited for fingering, sport, or dk it can really be knit in any weight of yarn because it is based on ratios. In order to knit this pattern as written, it is best to use a kitchen scale; however, instructions are included and support is available if you do not have a scale.


  • One skein fingering, sport or dk yarn (at least 100 g of fingering yarn, or 120 g of sport or dk yarn is needed) in main color. Accent color is optional.
  • 40 in (100 cm) circular needles: US6 (4.0 mm) for fingering, US7 (4.5 mm) for sport, US8 (5.0 mm) for dk, or size required to reach gauge.
  • 4 stitch markers.
  • Kitchen scale.

In stockinette stitch, unblocked:

  • Light Fingering: 28 sts = 4 in / 10 cm
  • Fingering: 26 sts = 4 in / 10 cm
  • Sport: 24 sts = 4 in / 10 cm
  • DK: 22 sts = 4 in / 10 cm


  • Grey & Pink sample knit using Crave Yarn Summit, 80 g Misty Mountain, 10 g Vintage Peach.
  • Red-toned variegated knit using 110 g Cephalopod Skinny Bugga in Frog Legged Leaf Beetle, and 20g Verdant Gryphon Eidos in Treebeard.
  • Gold, rose and purple version knit using madelinetosh Dandelion, 80 g Ginger, 14 g Sun Rose, 10 g Medieval.

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An updated version (v10.1.14) is available, it corrects a minor typo and clarifies some instructions.