Canyon Sunset by Lesley Anne Robinson

Canyon Sunset

Knitting
September 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch knit flat (taken after blocking)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1200 yards (1097 m)
One size: 68” / 173 cm long and 19” / 48 cm wide, measured after blocking.
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Canyon Sunset is a rectangular wrap with color blocks of geometric two-color brioche patterns and three-color garter stitch stripes, inspired by the colors at sunset in Palo Duro Canyon, Texas.

When I finished this shawl and was trying to come up with a name for the pattern, my husband told me it reminded him of the colors at sunset in Palo Duro Canyon. It’s a beautiful place in the panhandle of Texas, where he went horseback riding once when he was young.

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Choose 3 skeins of fingering weight yarn in 3 different tones for the best results! I chose a light solid, a medium speckle, and a dark solid for my version, but there are no rules at all! You could go with all solids, or all speckles, or a mixture of the two!

Skill level: Intermediate. Basic brioche skills are not required, but are recommended. Techniques used: knit, purl, knitting increases, brioche knit (brk), brioche purl (brp), brioche increases and decreases, rectangular shawl shaping.

Construction Notes: This wrap is knit from side to side. It is divided into 6 different sections, alternating between Two-Color Brioche and Three-Color Garter Stitch Stripes. You will be repeating the same brioche geometric stitch pattern, but switching which yarn colors you will use together. This way, you will get to see all of the different color combinations you can create with just 3 colors of yarn! You may add or omit pattern repeats to modify the length of your shawl, either in the brioche or garter stitch sections. Be aware this may use more or less yarn than specified.

This pattern is both written and charted, for your convenience!

One size: 68” / 173 cm long and 19” / 48 cm wide, measured after blocking.

Materials:

Yarn: 1,200 yds / 1,098 m fingering / sock weight
Color A: 400 yds / 366 m
Color B: 400 yds / 366 m
Color C: 400 yds / 366 m

Shown in:
A: 1 skein The Wool Kitchen Kid Mohair Merino in Frenchie (neon peach; 20% kid mohair, 55% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon; 437 yds / 400 m per 100 g)
B: 1 skein The Wool Kitchen Kid Mohair Merino in Mailaka (lavender speckle; 20% kid mohair, 55% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon; 437 yds / 400 m per 100 g)
C: 1 skein The Wool Kitchen Kid Mohair Merino in Medusa’s Sister (dark purple; 20% kid mohair, 55% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon; 437 yds / 400 m per 100 g)

Needles: 24” / 61 cm or longer US 4 / 3.5 mm circular needle OR size needed to obtain gauge. Circular needles are used for brioche knitting.

Tools: tapestry needle, row counter, locking stitch marker or cable needle

Gauge: 21 sts x 34 rows = 4” / 10cm; measured in garter stitch knit flat (taken after blocking).

Many many thanks to Helen at The Wool Kitchen for collaborating with me, and for creating such beautiful yarn! I also want to thank my amazing Tech Editor, Meaghan Schmaltz, for her efforts and expertise. And finally, a HUGE thank you to my awesome test knitters!!! Be sure to check out their projects for some serious color inspiration!!