English Boom by Karen Whooley

English Boom

May 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
3 repeats = 4 inches
in stitch pattern repeats
3.75 mm (F)
550 yards (503 m)
16 inches wide by 60 ½ inches long Length can be adjusted by adding or removing row repeats (2 rows per repeat) Width can be adjusted by adding or removing repeats (8 stitches per repeat)
Flag of English English
This pattern is available from karenwhooley.com for $7.00.

English Boom is a beautiful state park on Camano Island, WA, along the Skagit Bay. During the 1920s and 1930s, the English Lumber Co. logged the forests to the east of Stanwood and Mount Vernon. The company stored tree logs here, a facility called a “boom.” Portions of the storage facility still stick up out of the water. Now it’s a park where nature is slowly reclaiming the land from the damage done.

For more information on park, visit the Island County Website

“English Boom” is inspired by this beautiful 6-acre park. Designed in reclaimed fibers, the straight rows remind us of the logs that remain of the original structures. Use it as a shawl, scarf or a cowl. The possibilities are endless!