Dusty Trails by Seth Mungons

Dusty Trails

August 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Garter
US 10 - 6.0 mm
315 - 330 yards (288 - 302 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Dusty Trails was inspired by my love of the desert, desert culture, and Nevada’s mountainous geography: for most of the state, it’s just line after line of mountain ranges, running north and south. I wanted to design a lace that caught the undulating flow of mountains with western flair, and pair it with something that would be viable in desert weather. The shawl can hang looser during the day and be pulled tight for the evening cool.
Based off of a lace border with the garter stitch body picked up from slipped stitches along its edge, Dusty Trails is a pretty quick knit. The short row construction to give it a crescent shape is designed to have as little counting as possible, because counting is overrated.

The pattern is both written and charted.

My sample is done with Peaches & Creme Solids, but the intent is for this to work with any worsted weight yarn. I recommend a plant fiber to keep the desert vibes, but pick what you love, please!

You may want a set of smaller needles or a crochet hook for picking up stitches.

A big thanks to olddancer, Aelfrun, and KnittingGuyJc3 for testing this out for me.