This month, I released a new shawl pattern with the crew at KnitCrate. If you’re in the mood for a crescent-shaped shawl with lots of drape and a simple lace stripe, you’ll love the Dusk in the Desert Shawl.
Read on for details, inspiration, links, and more.
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Pattern Links – Where to Buy the Pattern for the Dusk in the Desert Shawl
Knitcrate Website: Click this link to find the pattern on Knitcrate’s website. (affiliate link)
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When the team at KnitCrate reached out about this project, they told me it was part of a crate inspired by the Valley of Fire in Nevada, which is known for having truly spectacular sunsets.
Desert sunsets always make me think of stripes. There are stripes in the sky from the beautiful colors of the sunset, of course, but there are also stripes in the earth. The setting sun highlights the soil gradations and rocky outcroppings, bringing out their natural colors and sharpening the textures.
With those stripes in mind, I created this semicircular shawl with stripes of garter stitch and simple eyelets. It’s a mellow, relaxing knit with a stitch pattern you’ll easily memorize.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Notions: Stitch markers (2), tapestry needle
Adjustable to knitter’s preferences. Sample shown is 18” (46 cm) tall at tallest point and 65” (165 cm) wide.
740 yds (677 m) sport weight yarn
Sample Shown Knit In:
LL Yarn Co. Canyon
Colorway: Valley of Fire
This yarn is available as part of the July 2022 KnitCrate LL Yarn Co. Quarterly Retreat Club subscription.