Silvermine by Christina Danaee


March 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, blocked.
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1000 - 1300 yards (914 - 1189 m)
One Size
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The Silvermine shawl is a half-circle textured shawl knit with Fern Fiber’s Sky. The merino and silk blend create a beautiful drape that naturally curls around your shoulders. Fern Fiber is based out of Asheville, NC near Silvermine Bald located in the Pisgah National Forest. All yarns are hand-dyed using natural materials such as indigo, madder and logwood. Their commitment to supporting local farms and mills make them a valuable fixture in the Western North Carolina fiber community.

66” -167.5cmwide / 28”-71cm long at center point

Fern Fiber Sky
50% Merino Wool 50% Silk
438 yards / 100 grams
3 skeins Logwood
UPDATE: since Fern Fiber has discontinued their yarns I have added 5 lovely yarns as suggestions because I believe they will make great substitutions.

US 3 – 3.25mm circular needle 32” or longer
US 4 – 3.5mm needle (optional, for binding off)
Tapestry Needle (for weaving in ends)

23sts x 36 rows in Stockinette, blocked = 4” - 10cm

Special Techniques:
Chart knitting
Making bobbles
Bobble bind-off

Silvermine is worked top-down and separated into sections by garter rows. Each garter row is clearly marked, as well as sections where bobble making or chart reading is necessary. Silvermine was designed to feature smaller, more delicate bobbles so please read the abbreviation section carefully for complete instructions.

You can read more about our pattern release and the beautiful shop we used to take these photos on my blog.

Appalachian Knits
Celebrating the fiber farms, mills and dyers of the Appalachian region. With a focus on beautiful and practical knits, Jennifer Sadler and Christina Danaee bring you a collection of designs made with yarns produced in the fiber rich region of Appalachia.