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Canyonlands Shawl by Verybusymonkey

  • Suggested yarn: The Sanguine Gryphon Skinny Bugga!
  • Yarn weight: Fingering 
  • Gauge: 5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch in stockinette
  • Needle size: US 6 - 4.0 mm
  • Yardage: 390 - 440 yards (357 - 402 m)
  • This is a downloadable pattern!

I remember the first time I saw Canyonlands. My family was standing at one of the lookouts and my younger brother (who was pretty little at the time) said, “Look, Dad, there’s a crack in the country!” True enough. :)

Canyonlands is a really beautiful place, and the “crack in the country” was carved out by the blue/green Colorado and Green rivers which wind through and set off the lovely red canyon. It took me a while to find the right yarn to embody what these rivers bring to mind, but I finally found it and here’s the result.

This shawl is knit “top-down” with a garter body and a lacy edging that is worked on both the right and wrong sides. This pattern can easily be up- or down-sized, just continue working the garter body until desired size and then start the border - the key is that you’ll need half your yardage for the body and half for the border, so be sure to weigh your yarn.