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Snow Plants

Knitting
October 2013
Light Fingering / 3 ply ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch before blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
475 yards (434 m)
one size
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It wasn’t difficult to find inspiration on a recent trip to Yosemite National Park. But when this gorgeous, naturally dyed yarn arrived from A Verb for Keeping Warm, the design process was almost too easy. Snow plants, unique red flowering plants that can be found in Yosemite, grow in late spring, as the snow melts, and present a dramatic contrast with the snow. This striking image led to the creation of this shawl, which pairs a rich, striking color with a floral motif that travels down the center of the shawl.

Pattern designed for A Verb For Keeping Warm’s Pro-Verbial Club October 2013 shipment.

Note: Instructions are written for a top-down shawl. Both charted and written instructions are provided for the panel and lace edging. Options for modifying the size of the shawl are provided at the end.

Finished measurements: 54” wide and 22” long at center points, after blocking; note that the size may vary depending on the fiber content of the yarn and how rigorously the shawl is blocked