Painted Desert

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Painted Desert Pattern


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Knitting: Painted Desert
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • w&t (wrap and turn)
  • p f&b (purl front and back)
  • p2tog (purl two together)
  • psso (pass slipped stitch over)
  • i-cord

Pattern Description:

Yumiko Alexander's Painted Desert is worked in one piece from the top down. The pattern contains a schematic.

This pattern is also available in Warm Earth Book 2.


19 sts x 26 rows = 4" in St st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Size: Small (Medium, Large, X-Large, 2X)
  • Bust: 381/2 (44, 47, 50, 55)"
  • Length: 233/4 (26, 27, 281/4, 29)" including collar


  • 5 (6, 7, 7, 8) balls Universal Yarn Classic Shades
  • US Size 8 (5 mm) 27" (or longer) circular needle and set of double-pointed needles or size to obtain gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • US H-8 (5 mm) crochet hook
  • Tapestry Needle

Suggested yarn:

1400 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Universal Yarn Classic Shades


#718 Sapphires

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