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Hi, my name is Mary Gildersleeve. I began designing shortly after teaching myself to knit at the age of 8, primarily because I do not take commands very well and I also could not afford the fancy ...

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Blue Ridge Mountains shawl

from By Hand, With Heart
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Blue Ridge Mountains shawl
Blue Ridge Mountains shawl
Blue Ridge Mountains shawl
Blue Ridge Mountains shawl
Blue Ridge Mountains shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • good practice pattern for yo's, ssk, k2tog, [sl2kp2sso]

Pattern Description:

Here's the November entry in the Brigid Collection: Blue Ridge Mountains shawl. Many of the Irish immigrants settled the Blue Ridge and nearby Smoky Mountain ranges ... populating this rugged area and holding on with an Irish-tenacity that legends are made of! This shawl salutes these beautiful mountains and the folks who populated them.

A simple pattern with enough change-ups to make it interesting and the beautifully shaded blues of the washable-worsted wool make this a shawl that is gorgeous and unique ... and really fun to knit.

Directions are both charted and knitted and the shawl is knit all in one piece..


15sts x 24rws = pattern stitch (blocked)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 24inches x 64 inches (with notes for making larger or smaller)


  • approx 1100 yards of 5 shades of washable-wosted weight wool or wool-blend (sample used 5 shades of Kraemer's Summit Hill)
  • US #8 circs (32 or 40-inch circs)
  • stitch markers (2 or more)

Suggested yarn:

1100 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Kraemer's Summit Hill (washable wool)


Glow, Sky, Aquamarine, Jade, Onyx

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