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Patchwork Fields Shawl Pattern

Designed by Caroline Sommerfeld

The City of Calgary lies at the place where the prairies give way to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. To the east of the city lie the prairies, with a patchwork of farmer’s fields stretching as far as the eye can see. To the west of the city lies the Rocky Mountains, and the rolling foothills that lead up to them. This shawl brings together the colours and geography that surround Calgary, in a patchwork of fields and colours that evoke both the prairies and looking out from the city towards the mountains! 

This design is a heart-shaped triangle shawl. This shaping means the shawl hugs you like a warm prairie day and is light and easy to wear because the shape makes the shawl stay on the shoulders. The patchwork is created through a simple use of intarsia, but if you prefer not to work intarsia you can simply make the shawl striped. It is finished with a contrast i-cord edging to stabilize and finish the bottom edge.

Finished Measurements: 

The shawl measures 81”/206cm from tip to tip, and 33”/84cm from center point to inner edge


Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts Bunny Hug - Boucle Sport (44% Extra Fine Merino / 17% Super Kid Mohair / 13% Angora / 26% Nylon) 300m / 330yd (MC option 1).


Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts Mohair Silk Lace (75% Mohair 25% Silk) 420m / 459 yds, held together with one strand of Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts Socknado (80% Superwash Fine Merino 20% Nylon) 3 Ply Fingering / Sock 350m / 385yd (MC option 2)


Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts Socknado (80% Superwash Fine Merino 20% Nylon) 3 Ply Fingering / Sock 350m / 385yd (CC).

The Sample is shown in Wheat Fields (MC option 1) and Calgary (CC), which was created for a Custom Club offering. The closest colours in our palette are Gold Mine (MC) and Cezanne-Still Life (CC).


Pattern is available as a downloadable PDF at checkout.  A link for future download will also be emailed to you with your receipt.

All photos © Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts