Lightweight Mountain Peaks

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This shawl is designed to evoke the feeling of my beloved Wasatch and Rocky Mountain Ranges. This shawl echoes my deep and abiding love for the mountains that surround my high desert home. From the many foothills to the craggy peaks all throughout the year. From rocky ridges to sleeping snow-capped titans.


Gauge: 34 stitches and 52 rows over 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette after blocking.
Finished Measurements: 60 inches (152 cm) across the top, and 30 inches (76 cm) from neck to bottom point.
Yarn Requirements: 800 yards of cobweb weight yarn. Sample in Renaissance Dyeing Naturally Dyed Crewel Wool in ‘Dark Green’
Needle Size: 2.5mm (US 1.5) 24 inch circular or size needed to obtain gauge.
Pattern Includes: charts and text translations of charts
Stitches Used: knit, purl, knit through the back loop, purl through the back loop, k2tog, p2tog, p2tog through the back loop, k2tog through the back loop, k3tog, p3tog, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, yo2, ssk, wrap & turn short rows.
Other Details: The body of this shawl is worked from the neck down, using yarn overs on each end of each right side row to shape the “wings” and paired yarn overs in the center of each right side row (separated by a center stitch) to shape the point down the spine. These 4 increased stitches are added every right side row, making each row successively longer than the last, so that what started with 5 stitches cast on, ends with hundreds. Once Chart 3 is completed, you will cast on the specified number of stitches that will then be the stitches for the ‘Border Body Chart’. The border will be attached to the live stitches of the rest of the shawl with a k2tog at the end of each wrong side border row, making the border rows lie perpendicular to the previously worked rows. In this way you bind off each of the live stitches by knitting it into the border. This gives the shawl a very elastic edge. To round the bottom corner of the shawl, you will follow the Border Corner Chart, which utilizes wrap and turn short rows to work the entire point while only binding off one stitch (the center stitch) from the body.


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