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Channel your inner desert wanderer with free knit shawl patterns that capture the colors of the sunset. Made with Red Heart's Boutique treasure yarn, this cozy Grand Canyon Wrap features a long edge trim and a delicate lace design, making it suitable for beginner and advanced knitters alike. Special thanks to njquiet1 8026687 for coming up with such a perfect name. Make sure to contact us so we can send you your prize!


Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)


  • RED HEART Boutique Treasure: 3 balls 1918 Abstract
  • Susan Bates Knitting Needles: 5mm [US 8]
  • Yarn needle

GAUGE: 12 sts = 4” (10 cm); 19 rows = 4” (10 cm) in center strip pattern. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

k = knit; k2tog = knit 2 sts together; p = purl; st(s) = stitch(es); yo = yarn over; [] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

Wrap measures 46” (117 cm) long and 18” (45.5 cm) wide, after blocking.

This rectangle wrap is made from a large center strip. Trim is worked across long edges, then across short edges to complete wrap.

Center Strip
Cast on 30 sts.
Row 1: K1, *yo, k1; repeat from * to last st, k1—58 sts.
Row 2: K1, purl to last st, k1.
Row 3: K1, *k2tog; repeat from * to last st, k1—30 sts.
Rows 4 and 5: K1, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to last st, k1.
Rows 6 and 7: Knit.
Rows 8–203: Repeat Rows 1–7 twenty-eight more times, or until piece measures about 42” (107 cm), blocked.
Rows 204–206: Repeat Rows 1–3.
Bind off loosely, as follows: K1, *yo, k1, pass first knit st and yo over 2nd knit st and off needle; repeat from * until only 1 st remains.
Fasten off.

Long Edge Trim
Set-Up Row: Pick up and k104 sts evenly spaced across one long edge (about 1 st every 2 rows)—104 sts.
Rows 1–14: Repeat Rows 1–7 of center strip twice.
Rows 15–17: Repeat Rows 1–3 of center strip.
Bind off loosely, as follows: K1, *yo, k1, pass first knit st and yo over 2nd knit st and off needle; repeat from * until only 1 st remains.
Fasten off.
Repeat trim across

Short Edge Trim
Rotate piece to work across short edge.
Row 1: Working evenly across edge of trim, pick up and k2 sts, [pick up and p2 sts, pick up and k2 sts] twice; working across edge of center strip, pick up and p2 sts, [pick up and k2 sts, pick up and p2 sts] 7 times; working evenly across edge of trim, pick up and k2 sts, [pick up and p2 sts, pick up and k2 sts]
twice—50 sts.
Row 2: K1, yo, k1, *p1, yo, p1, k1, yo, k1; repeat from * to end of row—75 sts.
Rows 3–10: K3, *p3, k3; repeat from * to end of row.
Bind off loosely in pattern.

Weave in ends.

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Two others have said Grand Canyon Wrap and Sunset Shawl and both suit but it reminds me of the colors of the Painted Desert as shades change with the day

All three work...

It"s colorful and pretty.

I think the name "by the fire" suits this wrap perfectly. What do you think?


Grand Canyon Sunset Wrap

Festive chill chaser wrap

Sunset shawl

Sassy Stripes Wrap

I like the name sugar and spice delight wrap.

Things of Cotton Candy" the colors remind of it. TH

Things of Cotton Candy. With it's colors it reminds me of cotton candy

All season lace wrap is the best name for that wrap. Looking at the design it is not very hard even the beginner can knit it in a very little time.

No Cold Shoulders Here!


I think it looks like----------(-Hugs me Cozy) It looks so cosy and warm.

Lacy Treasure Wrap

Serape Wrap---It has a Mexican look.

The "Chill off Wrap"

Sorbet Delight Wrap

People, this pattern already has a name; its called "Sunset Wrap" and can be found at The pattern number is LW3297. The designer is Kristen Omdahl. Shame on AllFreeKnitting for posting something like this without doing their homework!

Grandma's Afghan Wrap

how about Cozy Cover Up or Cozy Wrap Up?

Sunset Parfait

Painted Desert

How about "Rainbow 'round my Shoulder" wrap?


Pocahontas Poncho

Regardless of what this is called, I would LOVE to knit a poncho using this yarn and the exact color....gorgeous!!!

Changing mine...someone already named it the same as I did...sooooo, Southwest Sunset Shawl/Wrap... .. 0

Desert Sunset Wrap---first thing that came to mind...

mu name would be "Autumn Sunset wrap" reminds me of the fall colors & the sun going down!

lilanne: "Konka"

How about "Heather Comfort"

I think "Santa Fe Wrap" would be pretty. It is a pretty wrap.

Rainbow Cuddler

Grand Canyon Wonder Wrap - but I like 'Sedona Sunset' as suggested by Freeman better!

I think rhomboid wrap would be perfect, as it is sort of a rectangular shaped...I love it!

Wrapped with LOVE Wrap!! Looks Lovely!!

I would call this one Sedona Sunset

How about Bohemian Wrapsody?

I think it is a Rainbow Wrap

how about A peak of spring in December

How about "Mexican Sunset Wrap"

Romantic Sunset Capelet

I think Rainbow Hugs Wrap

I'd call it "Warm Shoulders Wrap"...that's what it'll provide, no matter what color it's made in.

What about Warm Rainbow?

I like the name of Sahara Sun for this pattern.

I think it should be called ....... Fall Shraul ....... It's in fall colors and it looks like a combination of a shrug and a shawl.

Painted Desert nights

Desert Sunset....

I think aurora stripes would be a nice name for this wrap

I think I like Wrapped in Sunshine for this piece.

Sunset Ombre Capelette would be a good name for this piece. It is not quite a cape and bigger than a wrap.

I'd call it a California Sunset wrap because that's what the colors remind me of.


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