Neahkahnie Mountain by Kay Hopkins

Neahkahnie Mountain

Knitting
September 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette using medium needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
800 - 1000 yards (732 - 914 m)
85 inches/ 216cm wide across top edge and 26 inches/66cm deep at point of triangle.
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A forest of rugged trees and mountain trails ending on a sandy beach at the edge of the ocean.
 
The Neahkanie Mountain shawl uses simple garter-stitch mosaic to create lots of texture depicting the fir trees and hiking trails down the mountain onto the beach. Easy texture and lace stitches in the solid color panels further represent the rugged terrain. Mosaic (slip-stitch) colorwork uses only one color per row, making it an easy colorwork technique.

Have fun watching the texture emerge almost like magic as you work the color bands! (Yes, there is a textural aspect that pops out unexpectedly….)
 
Neahkanie Mountain Shawl is a triangular shawl constructed top-down and seamless. The colorwork is slip-stitch, mosaic with garter stitch used for added texture.

Mosaic (slip stitch) is fun and easy as colorwork goes, given that only one color of yarn is used at any time. The solid bands are worked in simple lace and texture stitches. Contrasting colors and a smooth yarn are recommended for the Mosaic colorwork to be vibrant and visible.

See this wonderful tutorial by Felicia at Sweet Georgia Yarns for working Mosaic colorwork using one of my shawl patterns.

The instructions are written and charted, and the pattern has been professionally tech edited and tested.
 
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
85 inches/ 216cm wide across top edge and 26 inches/66cm deep at point of triangle.
Size and yarn usage will vary across yarns used.

RECOMMENDED YARN
DK weight was used in the sample but the pattern is also suitable for fingering or sport weight. Advise a smooth yarn and contrasting colors for vibrant and visible mosaic design. Size will vary based on yarn weight and gauge.

Sample is shown in:
Main Color (MC): Handmaiden Fine Yarn Double Sea Silk: DK (70% silk, 30% SeaCell); 273 yds (250m) 3.5 oz (100g); Color Ivory.

Contrast Color (CC): Handmaiden Fine Yarn Double Sea Silk: DK (70% silk, 30% SeaCell); 273 yds (250m) 3.5 oz (100g); Color Bullrush.

Estimated Yarn Required:
MC – 650-785 yards (595-718m)
CC – 225 yards (206m)
Yarn usage will vary depending on gauge and specific yarn used.
 
EXPERIENCE LEVEL:
Accessible to an advanced beginner to intermediate knitter.  

Skills Used: Increases, basic knit stitches, slip stitch mosaic colorwork