Canyon Road by Casapinka

Canyon Road

July 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette after blocking on US 4/3.50mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1100 - 2175 yards (1006 - 1989 m)
30 (32, 34, 36, 38) [40, 42, 44, 46, 50, 54, 58]”
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Canyon Road is named after the road in Santa Fe chock full of sculpture gardens and galleries with New Mexican art. Please understand that the name change of this sweater goes far beyond the couple of comments here on Ravelry.

First, I need to emphasize that nobody took issue with my inspiration! Artists are inspired by all sorts of cultures and will continue to be. Rather, it was my use of the actual name of the Acoma pueblo for the sweater and then profiting from it that was the issue. I learned from it and I hope we can all learn a bit from this; it is not “Snowflakes gone awry.” It matters.

Background on the inspiration: I was given a small Acoma pot by a dear patient from the pueblo when I was working and living in New Mexico. It has been displayed on my dressing table for years and the black and white just knit itself into this sweater. Although I now live in Rhode Island, I will never forget the beautiful southwest with the rich culture. ( And note that my sample is long because my torso is long…you can make it your own length!)

“Canyon Road” is written to have 2” of positive ease. Two pretty lace panels separate areas of stranded knitting for a unique yoke with scalloped accents. This is a fairly fast sweater to knit, with subtle side seams and a casual fit.

Main sample shown in Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere
Main Color (A) : Jocelyn
Lace panels (B): Whetstone (speckled)
Charcoal gray (C): Black Pearl


Yarn: Fingering weight yarn
Color A – 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) 4, 4, 4, 5, 6, 6, 7 skeins or approximately 1000 (1100, 1150, 1225, 1300) 1450, 1550, 1750, 1975, 2125, 2375, 2600 yards
Color B – approximately 150 (175, 175, 200, 200) 225, 240, 255, 275, 300, 300, 325 yards
Color C – approximately 125 (125, 125, 150, 150) 150, 175, 175, 175, 200, 225, 240 yards
Sample shown in Size 36”

One US 3/3.5mm 16” (40cm) circular needle (for collar)
One US 3/3.25mm 24” (60cm) circular needle (for lace)
One US 4/3.5mm 24” (60cm) circular needle (for body)
One US 5/3.75mm 24” (60cm) circular needle (for color work)

Four US 4/3.5mm Double-Pointed Needles (DPNs) – or equivalent circular needle for magic loop (for sleeves)
Four US 5/3.75 or US 6/4mm DPNs - or equivalent circular needle for magic loop (for color work on sleeves.) Note