Tuesday, June 07, 2016
During my recent visit to Death Valley National Park in California, I was fascinated by the plant life there. In some places, there were no plants at all; in others, there were resilient sage and desert phlox.
Taking a cue from the colours of the desert phlox, I decided to name this piece after the hardy flora of the desert.
Worked along the bias in a combination of Garter Stitch and lace faggotting, Desert Blossom offers exquisite drape and the gentlest coverage when outside temperatures soar.
Short row sections are interspersed throughout in a contrast colour, causing the long line of the shawl to dip and curve along its length.
Desert Blossom is offered in two sizes: Shawlette and Full-Size Shawl.