Multnomah by Kate Ray


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 has been translated into Norwegian, Spanish, Dutch, French, Italian, Swedish and German! Thank you to Synnove, MJinBarcelona, Breimiek, monbouton, Ekeloa, and pflaume for providing them!

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.


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”