This generously sized crescent shaped shawl is worked top down in shifting colors with optional beading. The textured stitches gradually become lacier as the shawl progresses outwards, representing approaching mountain ranges that gradually draw near on the long journey along the Silk Road.
Except for a few rows at the border and the double yarnovers in the first lace pattern, most of the shawl is patterned on right side rows only, allowing for resting rows on the wrong side.

Silk Road

Through deserts dry and mountains high
past snow and ice and deep blue skies.
From lands of sunrise way afar
We make our way to reach Kashgar.

From far we come and far we walk
from dawn each day till it gets dark.
Dark loom the mountains, drawing near
through foothills steep, valleys appear
and glaciers glint in fading light
snow capped peaks come into sight.

Charted instructions only

1 Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic Fingering Gradient
Set (100% Superwash Merino; 1250 yards / 1143 m
per set), Sample in Shades of Umber
1 skein Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic Fingering
(100% Superwash Merino; 475 yards / 434 m per

Sample in Woodberry
or approx.1350 yds/ 1235 m fingering weight yarn

US 6 (4 mm) min 32″/ 80cm circular needle to hold
large number of stitches, or size to obtain gauge
Needle two sizes larger for Border

24 st and 30 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in stockinette st

Finished Size
92″/ 234 cm wingspan tip to tip, 28″/ 71 cm center
back depth

6/0 Beads, approx. 1850 sz ( 400 Miyuki Matte Metalic
Khaki Iridescent and 1450 Silver Lined Crystal)
Crochet hook or tool for preferred beading method.
Tapestry needle

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All patterns have been professionally edited.

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