FTS2012 Spirit of the Southwest Shawl
Design by Evelyn A. Clark
Inside an edging of squash blossoms, butterflies flutter in the sunlight above mountains, rows of corn and a river where nearby rabbits play in the grass. Knit in garter stitch lace from the center back neck down, the side edges are bound off in the lace edging, and the top is finished with I-cord.
Blocked Size: Approx 43″ (109cm) deep and 90″ (229cm) across top.
For a smaller shawl, go down a needle size for a slightly tighter gauge. This will use slightly less yarn.
Needles: US size 6 (4mm) 29″ or 32″ (72 or 80 cm) circular needle and a set of double pointed needles in the same size.
You will also need a size 8 (5 mm), or larger, double pointed needle and another spare dp or circular about 2 sizes smaller than the shawl needle.
Yarn Requirements: Approx 1200 yds (1097m) of lace weight yarn.