Craters of the Moon Flowers
During my visit to the National Monument last summer and the abundance of Dwarf Monkeyflowers blooming I posted the flower photo to Instagram with the caption “Craters of the Moon Flowers”. A friend suggested this would be a great pattern name, so I took this photo as inspiration to design this shawl.
Searching for the perfect yarn combination became a fun challenge. Solstice’s falling stars in “meteor shower” provided a perfect imitation of the shiny obsidian rock background. Next came the search for a contrasting color for creating the Monkeyflowers. Looking for just the right shade, slightly variegated pink, I found it in “Raspberry Sour”, dyed by Gerschubie Fiber Arts.
This shawl is a fun, and quick little knit, featuring squishy garter rows and a fun little technique for the flowers.
This project is great for using up some leftover yarn for the flowers.
Size is easily adaptable, as is the yarn weight this is worked in.
Pattern is also available in a large print/eReader accessible format.
MC: solstice falling stars (73% merino/10% silk/15% nylon/2% silver) 420yds (384m)/100g - “Meteor Shower”; 1 hank
CC (Flowers): Gerschubie Fiber Arts Solfege (75% merino/25% nylon) 420yds (384m)/100g - Raspberry Sour; 30g
Notions: US 5 (3.75mm) 40” circular needle (or needle size required to obtain gauge) Darning needle
20 sts x 30 rows = 4” (10cm) in garter
Gauge is not critical, but will a ect size and yarn amounts needed.
56” (142.5 cm) long x 14.5” (37cm) deep