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Mt. St. Helens

from Kay Hopkins Designs (Ravelry.com)
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Mt. St. Helens
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Mt. St. Helens

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, yarn over

Pattern Description:

The Mt. St. Helens scarf is soft and beautiful yet rugged and unpredictable just like the volcano itself. It is lighter than air Shibui Silk Cloud yarn anchored by streams of lava-like Linen. It is versatile to wear, looking as good with a pair of jeans as it does with a silk blouse and suit. Wear it long or wrap it two or three times for a fluffy cowl. This is a fun, quick knit and a great way to use up some stash.

This scarf is designed after Mt. St. Helens, an active volcano in southwest Washington that erupted in 1980, spewing soft ash and altering the terrain for miles as the hot, molten lava carved out new gullies and deep ravines. Its silhouette against the skyline now reflects a deep crater from the eruption. St. Helens remains a beautiful snow covered peak for most of the year but continues to periodically send out plumes of fluffy clouds, steam and ash.


22 stitches and 16 rows in size 8 stockinette for a 4x4 swatch in Silk Cloud. Gauge not important.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 54" circumference, 12 inches wide


  • size 8 US circular needles up to 42 inch length
  • Shibui Knits Silk Cloud in Ash 3/4 skein 250 yrd
  • Shibui Knits Linen in Ash 1/2 skein 125 yds

You Will Also Need:

  • darning needle to weave in ends

Suggested yarn:

375 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Shibui Knits Silk Cloud and Shibui Knits Linen