Nellie's Otter Tracks Shawl by tricia maynard
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Nellie's Otter Tracks Shawl

February 2018
Light Fingering ?
5 stitches = 1 inch
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
680 yards (622 m)
One Size
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This pattern was originally published as Dublin Bay Knitting Company’s contribution to the 2018 Rose City Yarn Crawl, March 1 – 4, 2018 in Portland, Oregon. Each shop’s pattern(s) will be available free with purchase at that shop during the Rose City Yarn Crawl. All patterns will also be available for download individually or as part of our 2018 Collection: Waterways: 2018 Rose City Yarn Crawl Pattern Collection.

Nellie and her twin brother, Tucker, are river otter pups that were born at the Oregon Zoo last spring. Young river otters are known to rely on play to learn survival skills. The different sections of the cowl represent Nellie playing in the Nehalem River, (her namesake), casting waves and chasing her brother through the sun-dappled water.

solstice luna sock, 80% Superwash Merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon, 430 yards/115g, (3) skeins, one each colorway: Main Color: The Dark Menace (430 yards), Color B Oliver Twist (150 yards), Color C Frost (100 yards) or a total of 680 yards of any fingering weight yarn.

Alternate Colorway in luna sock:
Main color: Saddle
Color B: Firelight
Color C: Fawn

Finished Measurements
68” long by 22” at widest point

5 sts/inch, though gauge is not critical for this project

US 6 (4.0mm) 24” circular needles

Safety pin
Tapestry Needle
Material for lifeline

Skill Level
Advanced Beginner