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Oquirrh Mountain Shrug


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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. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY cast on cable GAUGE 9 stitches/2 inches in cable pattern SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS To fit bust measurement Medium: 28-42 ins (Large: 44-62 ins) SUGGESTED YARN 411 yards of Bulky weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Knit Picks Peruvian Highland Wool COLORWAY Bare - hand-dyed with Turmeric

Supplies Needed

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

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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 you like the patterns I am creating.