Hiking Forest Park by Judy Smitke
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Hiking Forest Park

Knitting
February 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch on US 6, using Rios
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
465 yards (425 m)
One Size
This pattern is available from rosecityyarncrawl.com for $6.00.

This pattern was originally published as Northwest Wools’ contribution to the 2017 Rose City Yarn Crawl, March 2 – 5, 2017 in Portland, Oregon.

Each shop’s pattern(s) will be available free with purchase at that shop during the Rose City Yarn Crawl.

All patterns will also be available for download individually or as part of our 2017 Collection: Portland Pastimes 2017 Rose City Yarn Crawl Pattern Collection.

Portland has a reputation for being filled with “Tree huggers,” and understandably so. We love to hike - especially among the trees! One of the best and most convenient places to enjoy hiking is in the aptly named Forest Park. At 5,000 acres it is the largest natural Urban Forest Reserve in the U.S.! Forest Park is filled with more than 70 miles of walking and hiking trails, which feels like you’re alone in a jungle paradise - rather than blocks away from a freshly steamed latte. The Forest Park Conservancy website offers maps and tips, including directions to the park by public transportation.

Yarn
2 skeins of Malabrigo Rios - color #862 “Piedras” (420 yards); 1 mini-skein of Knitted Wit Gumball - color “Brown Sugar” (45 yards). Both yarns are Merino Superwash. TOTAL yardage = 465 yards

Finished Measurements
14” x 14”

Gauge
20 sts/4” in Stst on US 6 using Malabrigo Rios

Needles and/or Hooks
US 6, 24” circular needle for pillow and US 4, dpns for flowers on pillow

Notions
14” x 14” pillow form
4 “One of a Kind” buttons that are each 1 and 1/4” in size
Cable needle
Tapestry needle

Skill Level
Intermediate