Tuesday, August 2

Canyon Sunset Shawl to knit

Canyon Sunset is my newest knit shawl design. It's composed of 3 triangles -- one more than the usual triangle shawl. This makes is stay in place better and gives a nice straight line across the back.

The horizontal lace is a simple repeat set between textured ridges that ends in a lace border. The design looks great in solid colors or shows off long color runs that could break up larger lace motifs. The pictured shawl was knit with 1 ball of Zauberball sock in the rainbow or tropical fish colorway. Blocked, it measures 40" along the neckline x 15" deep at the center back x 80" along the bottom edge. If you want a larger shawl, simply knit more repeats before adding the border.

You'll need 400 yards of light fingering weight or heavier laceweight yarn and size 4 (3.5 mm) knitting needles for this project. Or substitute 400 yards of heavier fingering/sock weight yarn on size 6 needles, 575 yards of sport, DK, or a light worsted weight with size 7 or 8 needles, or about 600 yards of worsted weight with size 9 needles. Make an even larger shawl by knitting more repeats before adding the border.

If you want a regular 2 triangle shawl, it's easy to modify the directions for this type of shawl. Just work 2 triangles instead of 3.

The 4 page pattern contains written instructions and lace charts.

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