Oregon Moss Shawl
This pattern was originally published as Twisted’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.
This crocheted, triangular, neck-down shawl celebrates moss - drizzly Oregon’s omnipresent mainstay. A variety of v-stitch patterns combine to emulate the texture of moss and the soft, serene, yet vibrantly alive atmosphere it lends to wooded places on a grey spring day.
Fingering Weight: Approximately 400 yards/366 meters sport-weight yarn. Shown in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Lightweight, (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 405 yards/370 meters per 5.15 ounce/146 gram skein), Mossy Plaid.
Sport Weight: Approximately 642 yards/587 meters sport-weight yarn. Shown in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Silky Victoria (85% Polwarth, 15% Silk; 695 yards/636 meters per 8.50 ounce/241 gram skein), Winter Solstice.
Finished size is largely up to individual preference.
Sample shown in green:
Width: 50”/127 cm from tip to tip. Length: 22”/56 cm at center. Measured after blocking.
Sample shown in grey:
Width: 62”/157 cm from tip to tip. Length: 26.5”/67 cm at center. Measured after blocking.
Fingering weight: 17 stitches = 4”/10 cm in double crochet, after blocking.
Sport weight: 15 stitches = 4”/10 cm in double crochet, after blocking.
While exact gauge is not vital for this pattern, it will affect finished measurements and yarn usage. Most importantly, aim for a fabric that is open and drapey.
Fingering weight: US G / 4mm (or size to obtain gauge).
Sport weight: US H / 5 mm (or size to obtain gauge).