Accessories, blankets, and more knit with southwestern style motifs and designs. Most patterns are free. Updated 4/20/23
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Santa Fe Turquoise Trail Scarf
Inspired by the scenic byway in New Mexico, this lace scarf or stole uses design elements from the American Southwest. Lace weight yarn. Designed by Mara Bishop Statnekov.
Inspired by the Southwestern US desert, this one skein triangular shawl features sections depicting mesquite tree pods and Cholla cactus and the edging inspired by the Santa Catalina mountains. Uses one skein of Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Jennifer Callahan. A larger version is also available further down this page.
High Desert Ruana
Poncho wrap with geometric designs inspired by the Southwest. Knit with divided front and separate back, it's essentially a cardigan without side seams. 3 Sizes. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Therese Chynoweth
Felted Shopping Bag
Tote with handles with a stripe and diamond pattern and colors that echo the beauty of the Southwestern desert. Approx 16 ins [40.5 cm] wide by 12 ins [30.5 cm] tall. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Patons
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Pretty Puzzle Points Blanket
Modern geometric thrown knit in garter stitch with diamonds and chevrons in a design and color palette reminiscent of the American Southwest. Approx 50½" x 60" [128 x 152.5 cm]. Designed for 6 colors, it's great for stash busting Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Bernat
Pullover sweater with graphic geometric design reminiscent of an abstract depiction of a sunset over desert mountains. Sizes 36/38 (40/42). Fingering weight yarn. 21 Pullover in Lana Grossa Ecopuno .
Sonora Lace Shawl
Two color triangular shawl inspired by the Sonaran desert of Arizona with lace sections depicting Arizona’s starry skies, mesquite tree pods, Cholla cactus, and the beautiful Santa Catalina mountains. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Jennifer Callahan.
Santa Fe Shawls
Lace shawls based on the Orenburg square shawl construction symbols and graphic elements from the American Southwest. Top Row: Santa Fe Mountain Trails Shawl, Santa Fe Plaza Shaw. Bottom row: Santa Fe Lightning Shawl, Santa Fe Summer Skies Shawl. Designed by Mara Bishop Statnekov.
Boho Desert Cowl
This cowl features a fair isle colorwork pattern uses only two colorways of yarn, one solid and one gradient to do the color change for you. Web version is free. PDF is for purchase. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Briana K Designs.
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High Neck Cardigan
May only be free a limited time. This cardigan sweater features geometric stitch patterns inspired by the American West, and deep ribbing on the high neck, cuffs and hem. Sizes Size: S to XXXL. Designed by Sirdar. DK weight yarn.
Sky Isle Cardigan
This cardigan sweater features a stranded yoke inspired by a pottery style from Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico. Many Acoma pots are painted in black-and-white patterns that expand and contract to follow the shape of the vessel. Sizes 29.5 [33.5, 37.5, 41.5, 45.5, 49.5, 53.5] inches. Designed by Candace Joggerst for Knitty. Aran weight yarn.
This cowl was inspired by southwest color schemes and indigenous textile designs. The cowl can be made to be any length or width, by repeating the chart. Designed by Kimi Anderson. Fingering weight yarn.
Southwest Desert Cardigan
Warm, beautiful shawl collared cardigan sweater incorporates simple, desert-inspired colors and patterns. Sizes XS-3XL (30-56 in/81 to 147.5 cm bust). Designed by Patons. Worsted weight yarn.
Southwest Comfort Pillow
Cushion cover inspired by southwestern motifs. Approx 22" [56 cm] square. Designed by Vickie Howell.Bulky weight yarn.
Fair Isle fingerless gloves with southwestern flair! The main motif is a Zia symbol with “arrows” on the diagonals. The stripe motifs and palm pattern are taken from Pueblo pottery. Designed by Cailyn Meyer. Pictured projects by the designer and anjari. Fingering weight yarn.
Taos Lap Blanket
Afghan knit with a southwestern graphic design in intarsia and stranded colorwork. Designed by Alexandra Tavel. Width: 37”/94cm Length: 42”/107cm. Super Bulky weight yarn. A kit is also available at Lion Brand.
This pullover poncho with cuffs features a geometric colorwork motif in variegated yarn inspired by a Navajo design. Designed by Xandy Peters
Necks Best Thing Afghan
This graphic blanket from Michaels with a southwest touch knits up fast in Thick n Quick yarn. About 42″ x 52″ (106.5cm x 162.5cm)
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Evening Mesa Blanket
A modular throw or baby blanket with a southwestern design. Sizes Baby (Child, Lap, Throw, Twin, Double/Queen) The unique shape of this blanket is created by working narrow strips in garter stitch with increases along one edge and decreases along the other to create parallelograms. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Holli Yeoh.
Truth or Consequences Ruana
Poncho inspired by the fabulous colors and scenery of the American Southwest incorporates dual front pockets hidden in the sideways knitted stripes, while garter rows offset the solid stockinette body from the striped sections. Sizes S/M/L (XL, 2XL, 3XL) DK weight yarn. Designed by Renate Kamm.
Painted Desert Poncho
Southwest inspired poncho featuring ombre stripes with stranded stars, flowers and arrows in a purl-free stockinette stitch poncho, finished with a ribbed cowl neck. Designer says that every row is a RS row, and the only purl stitches you’ll work are in the ribbing! The fringe is created with the colorwork and reduces the number of ends to weave in. Painted Desert is worked flat in one piece forming a rectangle that is folded with a single seam. Designed by Carol Sunday. Sport weight yarn.