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Wild West Lace Shawl #V712

My fascination with bison and their fiber continues, and this pictorial shawl was inspired by some 2-ply fingering-weight, spindle-spun buffalo yarn.

Wrap up in a bit of the Wild West with this garter stitch lace shawl that celebrates the untamed spirit of the bison. It shows birds flying in the sunshine above a river and buffalo roaming in grass, leaving a trail of heart-shaped hoof prints.

The triangle is knit from the neck down, and beads can be added at the scalloped edge. The size is determined by the yarn, and the shawl can be knit in lace, fingering, and Shetland/sport/DK yarns.

The majestic bison are largest land animals in North America and remain untamed. They are a symbol of abundance, so this shawl is a great way to honor an abundance of wild spirit in life.

Read more about buffalo and their fiber at Buffalo Gold.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sample: 3.5 oz/100g (565 yds/532m) 2-ply spindle-spun bison fingering weight (17 wpi) with no beads.

Circular Needles: 24" (61cm) or longer in size to obtain gauge. Suggested sizes shown below.

Yarn Weight Yarn Amount Needle Size 4" (10cm)

St st Gauge

Blocked Size

18+ wpi

475 yds (447m) US 4 (3.5mm) 22 sts 27 x 54"

68.5 x 137cm


16–17 wpi

565 yds (532m) US 5 (3.75mm) 20 sts 29 x 58"

74 x 148cm


DK 13–15 wpi

700 yds (526m) US 7 (4.5mm) 16 sts 34 x 68"

86.5 x 173cm

PDF pattern can be read with Acrobat Reader and printed on letter-size paper.

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