Mangrove by Theressa Silver

Mangrove

Knitting
February 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
100 yards (91 m)
One Size
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Everglades National Park in Florida is the largest sub-tropical wilderness in the US. The park was established in 1947 to protect the remaining South Florida wetlands from development. Today it encompasses 1.5 million acres of wetlands, and is home to a myriad of endangered species including manatees and Florida panthers. The park also protects the largest contiguous stand of mangrove trees in the northern hemisphere. The mangroves thrive in the intertidal zone and their twining root systems help stabilize the coastal lands and buffer the effects of storms. The dense tangles of roots also provide habitat for a variety of small fish and invertebrates.

Finished Measurements: 10 x 10 inches
Gauge: 18 sts = 4 inches in garter st

Materials:
-100 yds worsted weight cotton yarn
-US size 8 needles
-Tapestry needle

This pattern is part of a larger project of patterns inspired by national parks and wildlife refuges.