In the desert, the flowers that bloom are rare, last for a short season, and are all the more special for it. One of these is the desert phlox which displays its bouquet of pink and lavender blossoms against the dry, sandy soil.
Choose your own floral handpainted colours to knit this openwork shawl with its decorative lace panels. Worked along the bias in a combination of Garter Stitch and lace faggotting, it offers exquisite drape and the gentlest coverage when outside temperatures soar.
Desert Blossom is offered in two sizes: shawlette and full-size shawl.
The sample pictured is knit with Fleece Artist Tree Wool, 70% superfine merino, 30% Tencel, (275 m./300 yds. per 100 g. skein). Colours for the shawlette are "Bolt" (MC) and "Tundra" (CC). Colours for the full-size shawl are "Fire Opal" (MC) and "Passion Fruit" (CC).
Sizes: Shawlette and Full-Size Shawl
Length from tip to tip:
113 cm./45.1 in. (220 cm./87.9 in.)
Depth: 55 cm./22 in. (80 cm./31.8 in.)
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Suggested Yarn: Fingering or sport weight yarn in the following amounts:
MC (Main Colour): 125 m./137 yds. (600 m./656 yds.)
CC (Contrast Colour): 200 m./219 yds. (300 m./328 yds.)
Needles: 4.0 mm. (US 6)
Gauge: 14 sts and 28 rows = 10 cm./4 in. in Pattern Stitch
Purchase Collection: $19.95 CAD
Pattern Price: $10.00 CAD