Spirit of the Southwest shawl

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Spirit of the Southwest shawl Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • basic lace - k2tog, ssk, yo, etc
  • ability to work with many sts (when you're done, you have over 400 sts on the needle)

Pattern Description:

The colors - a dark rich turquoise teamed with adobe gold and dusty burgundy - shown in this uniquely-shaped shawl are reminiscent of the the Southwest United States and all the romance and history of that area.

This shawl is worked from the neck-edge down, with subtle shaping and a simple lace design that shows the hand-dyed fingering-weight yarn to perfection.

A fun knit and a gorgeous garment that works with jeans or a fancy dress - what more could you need?

Directions are charted and row-by-row.

shawl is knit in one piece, starting at the neck edge
always slip the first st of every row to ensure a nice selvage
inc are strategically placed to ensure a rounded back with straight front edges
the lace portions in dark turquoise are offset by the garter stripes in the multi-colored yarn
the hem is finished with an original, chevron-lace stitch
there is an abbreviations list on page 5 of this design; any questions, please email me


16sts x 28rws = 4" stockinette worked flat and blocked

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • one size fits most -- neck to hem = 19", neck edge = 54", hem edge = 92"


  • approx 920 yards of fingering weight - sample used Hazel Knits Artisan Sock -- 600 yards Splish Splash, 320 yards Federal
  • US #5 circs (40" or longer)
  • stitch markers (4 or more)
  • tapestry needle to tuck in ends
  • blocking wires, boards to make shawl bloom!

Suggested yarn:

920 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Hazel Knits Aritsan Sock


Splish Splash (MC) and Federal (CC)

About Designer

About Designer

Mary G knits on craftsy.com

Hi, my name is Mary Gildersleeve. I began designing shortly after teaching myself to knit at the age of 8, primarily because I do not take commands very well and I also could not afford the fancy yarns back then. Knitting and designing were my constant activities throughout undergrad, grad school and family life until, in 1997, I finally went professional and established By Hand, With Heart ... ...

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