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I started sewing when I was a toddler on one of those drilled out boards where you use a shoelace and sew the outline of a fish or a duck. Once I could wield scissors I started sewing dresses for my ...

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Mountain Peaks Shawl

from Miriam Felton Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Mountain Peaks Shawl
Mountain Peaks Shawl
Mountain Peaks Shawl
Mountain Peaks Shawl
Mountain Peaks Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl
  • Knit tbl and purl tbl
  • right and left leaning decreases
  • yarn overs, double yarnovers
  • wrap & turn short rows (instructions included)
  • lace patterning on right and wrong side rows

Pattern Description:

This shawl is designed 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.

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. After the main body charts are done, you will cast on stitches and work a knitted-on border (tutorial here http://www.miriamfelton.com/tutorial-knitted-on-border/) with a short row point on to turn the bottom corner.


20 stitches and 28 rows over 4 inches (10 cm) in
stockinette after blocking.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 68 inches (173 cm) across the top, and 34 inches (86.5 cm) from neck to bottom point.


  • 700 yds laceweight yarn
  • 24" Circular needle in size to obtain gauge (pattern calls for US 5)

You Will Also Need:

  • at least 4 stitch markers
  • tapestry needle to weave in ends

Suggested yarn:

700 yards of Lace weight

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