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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Sheyenne

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • k2tog
  • ssk
  • YO
  • s2-k1-p2sso
  • garter stitch
  • short rows

Pattern Description:

Where I used to lIve In southern CalIfornIa the few ferns growing there were in areas sheltered from the sun and the cruel Santa Ana winds, seldom thriving except in the yards of expert gardeners who spent a fortune on water to keep them moist and happy. Here in the Pacific Northwest ferns grow everywhere. They are considered weeds by some, and can be found in shady corners everywhere. They grow happily, freely, prolifically in every corner of my garden... including on the branch of an apple tree right outside the window.

Knitting begins with a loose cast on. The lacy fern leaves are knit, then shawl is shaped into a crescent using the kind of short rows often used to shape the heel on top-down socks.

PDF version: charted AND written stitch instructions.
Printed pattern distributed by Louet: charted stitch instructions only.


14 sts and 31 rows to 4 inches

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • inner edge: 79 in (200.5 cm); outer edge 99 in (251.5 cm); ends 8 in (20.5 cm); max height 12 in (30.5 cm)


  • Yarn: Louet GEMS Fingering, 675 yards (4 hanks)
  • Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) circular needles, or size required for gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch markers optional

Suggested yarn:

675 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Louet GEMS Fingering


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I have knit and crocheted, and done various forms of embroidery and needlepoint since early grammar school. Making things with bits of colored string is so integral to my being that the few times of ...

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