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Salt Lake City, UT

I live and work in Salt Lake City yet I am woefully ignorant about the Great Salt Lake. I am attempting to learn more about the lake that has recently inspired me…and to knit that inspiration. I hope ...

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Oquirrh Mountain Shrug

from lake•salt•knit
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Oquirrh Mountain Shrug
Oquirrh Mountain Shrug
Oquirrh Mountain Shrug
Oquirrh Mountain Shrug

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on
  • cable

Pattern Description:

The beautiful Oquirrh Mountains are the western border of Salt Lake County. The name, pronounced like "Ochre," has nothing to do with the mineral or the color; it comes from a Goshute word meaning "Wooded Mountain." Although, with canyon names like Yellow Fork Canyon and Butterfield Canyon, the idea of yellow has always been associated with the Oquirrhs. The yarn for this shrug was hand-dyed with Turmeric to create the vibrant yellow you see.


9 stitches/2 inches in cable pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • To fit bust measurement Medium: 28-42 ins (Large: 44-62 ins)


  • 10.5 (6.5 mm) circular needle 24" or 36" long
  • cable needle

Suggested yarn:

411 yards of Bulky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knit Picks Peruvian Highland Wool


Bare - hand-dyed with Turmeric

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