This pattern was originally published as Close Knit’s contribution to the 2016 Rose City Yarn Crawl, March 3 – 6, 2016 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 2016 eBook: Oregon Grows Great Things: 2016 Rose City Yarn Crawl Pattern Collection.
Our state flower, Mahonia aquifolium, otherwise known as the Oregon Grape, shows off many different shades of color in its blossom-to-berry cycle. The pointed, glossy leaves, the bright yellow blooms, the fall ripened, grape-like “berries” and even the wine colored stems help to display its natural beauty. The soft and spongy puff stitch made me think of Mahonia’s profusely laden berries.
(2) skeins Heartwood by Bumblebirch, (75% superwash merino, 25% nylon; 463 yds/100g), shown in colorway Cranberry
20” x 78”
15 dcs over 4”
US Size H (4.5mm)