Painted Desert Shawl by Dawn Zurell

Painted Desert Shawl

April 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in Tunisian simple stitch
5.5 mm (I)
1560 yards (1426 m)
One size fits teen and adults
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This is a lovely, floaty, drapey, fingering weight cotton shawl.
It uses:
-US I (5.5 mm) Tunisian crochet hook with cable at least 12” long
-US 7 (4.5 mm) crochet hook
-1,560 yds of fingering weight yarn. I used 3 ¼ skeins of Wolle’s Yarn Creations Color Changing Cotton (2 different color ways) for a light and airy fabric.
-Locking stitch markers
-Tapestry needle and scissors for finishing

Approximate gauge in Tunisian simple stitch before blocking = 17 sts, 16 rows x 4” (10cm)

This shawl is worked sideways. This pattern can be adjusted to make a shorter or longer shawl by removing or adding rows in the center section. Using the Wolle’s Color Changing Cotton yarn, I didn’t need to do any blocking.

Special Thanks to Arlyn Wheatcraft,, for the beautiful photo of the real Painted Desert, yarnista, Darian for her wonderful smile, and fibre space™ in Alexandria, VA for being a great place to take my photos, and the best place to buy my yarn. Come visit.