Sycamore Creek by Naomi Parkhurst

Sycamore Creek

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May 2016
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
any size; sample is 76 inches (1.9m) along the edge that sits on the shoulders and 22 inches (56cm) deep.
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This garter stitch shawl is a stash buster. It starts at the point where all the lines come together and then radiates outward, making it easy to stop where desired - a shawlette, a full-sized shawl, or even a lap blanket. It’s a cozy shawl that nicely covers the wearer’s back. It can be worked in any weight yarn in multiple colorways or in one solid shade. If knit large enough, the points can be wrapped around the waist and tied, or ties can be added to keep the points from dangling in whatever task is at hand.

Sycamore Creek runs from Durham County in North Carolina into Wake County, where a hiking trail follows the creek through the trees of Umstead Park.


  • Sample is 76 inches (1.9m) along the edge that sits on the shoulders and 22 inches (56cm) deep.
  • Size is variable, depending on how much yarn is used, what weight it is, and the gauge.


  • Sample gauge is 20 stitches and 20 ridges over 4 inches (10cm).

Materials needed:

  • Sample is worked in a total of 1058 yards (968) of several colors of Borgs Munka, which is a discontinued sportweight yarn.
  • Sample was worked with US size 5 (3.75mm) circular needles for working flat. Pick the needles that work with your yarn to make a fabric you like.
  • four stitch markers.
  • yarn needle for working in ends and seaming.


  • You need to know how to make a backwards loop, work flat, knit, yarnover, and bind off.
  • Instructions are fully written out and charted. (Chart is optional.)

Thanks to my technical editor, Stephanie Boardman, and to my test knitters, swedishIngrid, AlisaB, KaatC, Vogerl, Anaive, and cidrolin.