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Artifacts Shawl

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This crescent shaped shawl was inspired by a story about finding arrowheads. My dad told it to me when I was a child. Slipped stitches are used to create the colorwork patterns in which only one color is worked at a time. This long shawl drapes well and can be worn in many ways.

I was honored to work with Four Corners Fiber Collective for this design. This yarn is a blend of Navajo Churro and Merino wool which comes from local flocks in the Southwest. The Navajo Churro was an important part of the Navajo culture for many years, but at one point they were almost extinct. I deeply appreciate the shepherds who are working to preserve this breed, and the work that Four Corners Fiber Collective is doing to promote Native shepherds, spinners, weavers, and artisans.

Finished Measurements
One Size
Taken after blocking
Approximately 90” (228.5 cm) wingspan, measured along the top of the shawl, and a depth of 21” (53.5 cm)

Yarn
Fingering weight yarn in three contrasting colors.
Color A: Approximately 381 yards (348 meters)
Color B: Approximately 513 yards (469 meters)
Color C: Approximately 367 yards (336 meters)

Needles
US Size 6 (4.0 mm) 32” and 60” circular needles.

Gauge
23 sts and 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch.
23 sts and 26 rows = 4” x 2 1/4” (10 cm x 5.5 cm) in Mosaic patttern.

Pattern has been tech edited and test knit.
You will get a PDF (4MB) file
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