Old Growth by Malaika Gabriel

Old Growth

Crochet
January 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
in DC before blocking
3.25 mm (D)
800 - 860 yards (732 - 786 m)
One Size
US
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This pattern was originally published as Twisted’s contribution to the 2019 Rose City Yarn Crawl, March 7-10, 2019 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 2019 Collection: A Walk in the Park: 2019 Rose City Yarn Crawl Pattern Collection.

Laurelhurst Park in SE Portland was designed in 1912 by Emanuel Mische, longtime horticultural expert for the famous landscape architects the Olmsted Brothers. It features a pond, walking paths and, according to a 2010 survey, nearly 1000 trees from 115 species. Among them are five rare deciduous Dawn Redwoods. Long thought extinct and reintroduced to North America in the 1940s, these examples of Oregon’s State Fossil are now alive and well in Laurelhurst, dropping their thin golden leaves each autumn.

Yarn
Approximately 800 yards / 730 meters fingering weight yarn. Suggested: 2 skeins Featherlight or Socks That Rock Lightweight by Blue Moon Fiber Arts; shown in Featherlight in colorway Red Dawn.

Finished Measurements
15” wide by 56” long, before blocking

Gauge
24 sts x 10 rows = 4” of DC before blocking

Hook
US Size D (3.25mm), or size needed to match gauge

Notions
Tapestry needle

Skill Level
Intermediate