Denali Shawl by Andrea Jurgrau

Denali Shawl

Knitting
June 2016
Lace ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
0.6 mm
875 yards (800 m)
18" (45.5 cm) wide and 66" (167.5 cm) long.

Denali means “the high one” in Athabaskan. Previously called Mount McKinley, the name was officially changed to Denali in 2015. the highest peak in North America, the summit is 20,237 feet (6,168 m) above sea level. the first well-documented ascent was in 1913, but the West Buttress route, which is the most popular one, was first documented in 1951. It can get extremely cold on top, with temperatures as low as -75°F (-59°C). Add windchill and it can get as cold as -118°F (-83°C). Bring good winter gear!

This project starts from the center, with large beaded leaf motifs. the hex-mesh “wings” are then worked out from opposite sides. Finally, a leaf border is worked along each long edge and finished at the points. For the experienced lace knitter!