Squash Blossom


With its use of turquoise and delicate lace patterning, this shawlette is reminiscent of the elaborate necklaces typical of Native American jewelry.

Just like its source of inspiration, it uses an image commonly found in Native American jewelry, the squash blossom.

This piece is worked from the top down. Increases embedded within each RS row cause the piece to grow and flare quickly. The result is a shawlette with a squared bottom border and generous coverage at the shoulders.

The sample pictured is knit with Handmaiden Swiss Silk, 100% silk, (400 m./437 yds. per 100 g. skein), colour "Turquoise".



Size: 54 cm./22 in. at neckline edge; 207 cm./83 in. at lower edge; 33 cm./13 in. deep
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Suggested Yarn: 400 m./437 yds. fingering weight
Needles: 4.0 mm. (US 6)
Gauge: 16 sts and 26 rows = 10 cm./4 in square in Pattern Stitch

Pattern included in All About the Yarn: Projects from the Yarn Tasters' Club.

Price for Pattern Instructions: $10.00 CAD

Price for e-book: $24.95 CAD