Multnomah by Kate Ray

Multnomah

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Knitting
August 2009
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
412 yards (377 m)
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Multnomah county, in northwestern Oregon, is home to a place very near and dear to my heart: the city of Portland. While there are many reasons I love it, one thing that always stands out is how lush it is with vegetation. Trees and leafy vines grow absolutely everywhere.

The idea for this shawl was conceived while I was at home, but about 2/3 of the way through knitting it my husband and I made the 6 hour drive from our house to Portland. I’d been kicking several names around in my head, but nothing seemed right. Then we crossed the Multnomah county line. I looked at the landscape speeding by outside my window, then down at the knitting I had in my hands, and the colors of it were the same. And right then I knew my shawl finally had a name.

Materials:

Yarn: 412 yards of fingering weight yarn. Sample shown in Sanguine Gryphon Bugga! in Rainbow Scarab

Needles: Size 3 / 3.25 mm circular needle, 24” / 60 cm or longer, or size needed to make gauge

Notions: 4 stitch markers

Gauge: 24 sts and 21 garter ridges = 4” in garter st

Finished size: 44 x 19”