Monument Valley Shawl by Caroline Sommerfeld

Monument Valley Shawl

September 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
875 - 1312 yards (800 - 1200 m)
M (L)
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The inspiration for this asymmetric bias triangle shawl is the stunning landscape of Monument Valley, most of which lies in a Navajo Tribal Park in the Southwestern USA. In this area, majestic red rock canyons, pillars, and mesas rise out of the desert landscape, all over-seen by glorious blue skies. Hardy shrubs and trees endure the blowing sand that sculpts the landscape, and tumble weeds have plenty of room to roam. Garter stitch, slip stitch, mosaic, and some easy-to-work lace all combine to echo the elements of the landscape. This fun-to-knit shawl can be made in two different sizes and is easy to wear with many styling options!

-Errata (September 25th): Row 5 of the Tumbleweed Lace should read: “Row 5: Sl1 wyif, k1, yo, k7, sm, (k4, k2tog, k2, yo, k3, p1, k3, yo, k2, ssk, k4) 3 times, sm, k8.”

-Errata (October 2nd): Row 7 of the Mosaic Plateau Chart 1 written instructions should only have ‘wyif’ for the first slipped stitch; the remainder for the row should be worked ‘wyib’.

Finished Measurements:

Medium shawl measures ~173 cm / 68” x 97 cm / 38 ¼“
Large shawl measures ~210 cm / 82 ¾” x 127 cm / 50”

21 sts / 40 rnds = 10 cm / 4” in garter stitch, blocked

Ancient Arts Yarns Revival Fingering Weight
49% Wool/34% Mohair/11% Nylon/4% Acrylic/2% Silk
3.5oz/100g, 400m/437yd

Small – two skeins (one skein MC and one skein CC)
Large – three skeins (two skeins MC and one skein CC)

Sample is shown in size large with Pumpkin Spice (MC) and There’s a Cowboy in My Boot (CC)

Needle Size: One circular needle size 3.5mm / US 4, 80 cm / 32” (length according to preference) or size needed to achieve gauge
Notions: Tapestry / darning needle, stitch markers