Spirit of the Southwest Shawl by Mary C. Gildersleeve

Spirit of the Southwest Shawl

August 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
320 - 920 yards (293 - 841 m)
neck to hem = 19", neck edge = 54"; hem edge = 94"
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Rev: 11/12/2016 - edging chart and row-by-row corrected.

The colors – a dark rich turquoise teamed with adobe gold and dusty burgundy – shown in this uniquely-shaped shawl are reminiscent of the the Southwest United States and all the romance and history of that area. This shawl is worked from the neck-edge down, with subtle shaping and a simple lace design that shows the hand-dyed fingering-weight yarn to perfection.

A fun knit and a gorgeous garment that works with jeans or a fancy dress – what more could you need?

Directions are charted and row-by-row.

• shawl is knit in one piece, starting at the neck edge
• always slip the first st of every row to ensure a nice selvage
• inc are strategically placed to ensure a rounded back with straight front edges
• the lace portions in dark turquoise are offset by the garter stripes in the multi-colored yarn
• the hem is finished with an original, chevron-lace stitch
• there is an abbreviations list on page 5 of this design; any questions, please email me

You will need about 320 yards of CC1 and 600 yards of MC … sock or fingering weight.