Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Countdown to the Crawl: Prickly Pear Pastures

It's the most yarnderful time of the year! The 7th annual DFW Yarn Crawl starts in just 3 days!

From Friday August 17 to Sunday August 26, fiber enthusiasts from far and wide will be gallivanting around the Dallas-Fort Worth area, visiting shop after shop, collecting yarn, notions, prizes, stamps in their yarn crawl passports (which can lead to even more prizes!), and of course, fun memories with their fiber friends. To celebrate, I'll be releasing 3 new shawl patterns this week!

I met Linda from Yarnies of Texas at the Stitches Texas expo last year. After seeing her gorgeous yarns and learning that she's based a stone's throw from my hometown, I knew something inspired by West Texas was in order. Thus, the Prickly Pear Pastures shawl was born.

This shawl begins at the top center with five sections of expanding lace that shoot outward like a patch of prickly pear. Tiny beads knitted into the fabric suggest the succulent's spines (without actually being poky, of course) and also serve to give the shawl some weight, helping it to drape nicely over your shoulders and stay in place.

If you'll be participating in the DFW Yarn Crawl, you can see this sample in person at the Yarnies of Texas trunk show, all day Saturday 8/18 at Georgina Estefania in Fort Worth.

One size

Span: 46 inches
Height at center: 22 inches

GAUGE (after blocking)
24 sts/38 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Yarnies of Texas D’Lish Silky
[70% merino, 30% silk; 438yds/400m per 100g skein];
color: Desert Rose; 2 skeins
US #2.5/3mm circular needle
6 stitch markers
80g of size 6/0 Miyuki glass beads in Silverlined Crystal (810 beads)
Tiny crochet hook (1mm or smaller) or beading tool
Tapestry needle

Buy the pattern now on Ravelry, and shop Yarnies of Texas' Etsy store to find the perfect yarn!


  1. Carissa, I am infatuated with wonder woman and have been every since I can remember. I was wondering if you would make me one of the wraps and how much would it cost me. I do not know how to knit and don’t know anyone that does. Pleeeease!!! Wonderwoman3579@gmail.com