Rock Candy Mountain by Skeinanigans

Rock Candy Mountain

June 2020
yarn held together
+ Fingering
= DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch worked flat
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1000 - 2140 yards (914 - 1957 m)
Shawl is 64" (163 cm) long across the top edge and 32" (81 cm) deep
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“The Sun will rise and set regardless. What we choose to do with the light while it’s here is up to us.”
Alexandra Elle

With the world in its current state, I hope this simple shawl will help you find light in the darkness. Rock Candy Mountain is inspired by prisms and light refraction, featuring LolaBean Yarn Co.’s gorgeous hand-dyed exclusive colors for the eatsleepknit 2020 Yarnathon. Knit using either fingering weight held double, or DK weight yarn on its own, this shawl has no purl stitches and very little finishing since the contrast i-cord is knit as you go - squishy and warm like a hug you can wear, and a reminder that even though we must be distant from each other, we’re always together in spirit.

Recommended Yarn

Lolabean Yarn Co.: Soy Bean
» DK; 100% SW Merino
231 yds per 3.5 oz (211 m)
Lolabean Yarn Co.: Bean Sprout
» Fingering; 80% SW Merino, 20% Nylon
400 yds per 3.5 oz (365 m) HELD DOUBLE

MC: Wool Winder Mill (Gray)
CC1: Cast Off Castle (Pink)
CC2: Felted Forest (Red)
CC3: Rumplestiltskin’s Hay Hideaway (Orange)
CC4: The Magic Yarnstalk (Green)
CC5: Chevron Chalet (Blue)
CC6: Tangled Tower (Purple)

Many thanks to the team at Eat Sleep Knit for providing yarn support for this pattern! All colorways are exclusive to the ESK 2020 Yarnathon.

Yarn Required
Note: Lengths are approximate and can vary based on your yarn, gauge and modifications.

DK Weight
MC: 160 yds (146 m)
CC 1-6: 140 yds (128 m) of each CC color
Fingering Weight
MC: 340 yds (311 m)
CC 1-6: 300 yds (274 m) of each CC color
Note: if fingering weight is chosen, the knitter must hold it double to obtain the gauge listed in the pattern.


US 8 (5 mm) 40” circular needle
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends


Garter stitch worked flat (measured before blocking):
20 sts and 38 rows = 4” x 4” (10 cm)
Note: Gauge is not crucial to this project.

Track Your Progress
This pattern was designed with the knitter in mind! As you complete each task, mark or fill in the Track Your Progress (TYP) task bubbles and repeat boxes so you never lose your place again. Happy knitting!

A wonderful team of knitters made Rock Candy Mountain possible. Thanks so much to Beth, Michelle T., Michelle F., Heather, Corrina, Alison, Shelly, and Cynthia for test knitting, to Luke Gilligan @Woolenthusiast for tech editing and to Kate Howland GraphicDyeworks for graphic design!