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[April 30, 2019] After almost 11 successful years in business, Patternfish will cease selling patterns on 31 May, 2019.

We will continue to make our customers' stashes accessible to them to the end of 30 June, 2019, in order to provide them with time to save their purchased patterns to their personal hard drives.

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Ilga Leja



The Sahara, known as the “Greatest Desert”, is the world’s largest non-arctic desert, covering most of Northern Africa. Characterized by its huge sand dunes, it can be mistaken for a place with no life.

Yet there are varieties of plants and animals which manage to survive in this unrelentingly harsh environment. The sand dunes themselves shift and move with the winds. The undulating stitch pattern of the Sahara scarf/shawl evokes those magnificent sand dunes, reminding us of their mystery and stark beauty.

Pattern instructions include three versions: a scarf, medium shawl and large shawl.

Pattern Detail

  • charted
  • no schematics
  • no sewing
  • all season
  • straight (flat), no sewing
  • scarf: 143 cm./57 in. long and 24 cm./9.5 in. wide; medium shawl: 167 cm./67 in. long and 38 cm./15.5 in. wide; large shawl (pictured): 192 cm./77 in. long and 53 cm./21 in. wide
  • digital PDF has 6 pages (letter size)
  • intermediate
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 4.5 mm
    • US 7
    • 19.0 over pattern
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
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