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Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Lightweight Mountain Peaks Shawl Pattern Available

I designed this shawl to evoke the feeling of the 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. This version is done with a lighter weight yarn, and smaller needles to make a more delicate shawl. The pattern for the original is available here.

Yarn Requirements: 800 yards (about 65 grams) of lace weight wool. Sample was knit using naturally dyed crewel wool from Renaissance Dyeing (100% Wool) in 'Dark Green'. I used less than 3 250m skeins. I cannot say enough good things about this yarn! It was absolutely BEAUTIFUL to work with, and it was MUCH stronger than I would have expected from such a fine wool.
Suggested Needles: 2.5mm (US 1.5) 24" circulars.
Gauge: 8.5 spi and 13 rpi in stockinette when blocked.
Finished Size: 60" across the top from point to point, 30" from neck to bottom point.

Techniques Used: This pattern uses the following techniques:
knit, purl, k2tog, k3tog, k tbl, yo, double yo, placement and slipping of markers, p2tog, p2tog tbl, p3tog, sl, ssk, psso, and wrap and turn short rows (explaination included in the pattern).

Other Notes:

  • This pattern includes full color charts, an example of which can be seen here. It also includes a detailed section on construction of a top-down shawl.

  • This pattern is 6 pages long with 3 pages of charts. The charts can be printed on standard sized paper, but are meant to be printed on legal sized paper for best viewing. If you have trouble getting them printed, please e-mail me for help.

  • This pattern is a downloadable .pdf file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open it. You can download Acrobat here for free.

  • This pattern may only be purchased through PayPal. If you do not have a paypal account, you can open one by clicking that link.

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  • With this pattern (and with all of my patterns) I offer full technical support. I will do anything at all possible to help you figure out the best way to download and use this pattern and knit this shawl.

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Original pattern uploaded 7/4/2006