Desert Shawl

In Fingering weight yarn, Patterns, Shawls & Shawlettes, Shop sample available by Shannon

My husband’s family has a house in SE Utah, called Fort Abajo. We road-tripped there for Spring Break, and spent an amazing week gathering gorgeous rocks, hunting for dinosaur bones, and squinting into the sun. This shawl was the perfect accompaniment to a perfect Spring Break.


  • Finished Measurements: 84″ wingspan, 15.5″ deep at center.
  • Yarn: approximately 585 yards total fingering- weight yarn. I used Republic of Wool Twist Fingering (color A, 300 yards) in Wasteland & Knitted Wit Victory Fingering in Prussian Blue (color B, 285 yards).
  • Needles: US4/3.5mm needle for flat knitting, or size needed to get gauge
  • Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle.
  • Gauge: 24 sts = 4″/10 cm in stockinette stitch, measured after blocking.