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Cassie Castillo is a knitwear designer and military spouse. She is a fashion designer by day and mad crafter at night. Along with knitting, she enjoys spinning, weaving, crocheting, sewing and ...

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Nile Valley Shawl

from Azalea and Rosebud Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Nile Valley Shawl
Nile Valley Shawl
Nile Valley Shawl
Nile Valley Shawl
Nile Valley Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • ability to read a chart
  • short rows
  • k2tog
  • ssk
  • k3tog
  • sk2p
  • yo

Pattern Description:

Nile Valley is a lace crescent-shaped shawl inspired by the winding Nile River. Begun with an intricate lace border, the zig-zag lines of eyelets continue up into the short-row shaped body. Nile Valley uses 1 skein of sock yarn, and the stitch patterns compliment the color variations of hand-dyed yarn.

Border lace pattern is in charted form only.


1 repeat of Border is 5" wide and 7" long after blocking

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 60" wide and 14" long at center


  • 430 yards fingering weight yarn
  • US #6/4 mm needles

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers
  • 2 locking stitch markers
  • yarn needle to weave in ends
  • pins for blocking

Suggested yarn:

430 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Dream In Color Smooshy


Emerald Darkness