South Falls by Kay Hopkins

South Falls

July 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch (44 rows or 22 garter ridges)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
Cowl 31.5 inches/80 cm at top edge; Depth of 22 inches/56cm. Size is easily adjustable by adding repeats for full-size shawl.
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Sometimes the most beautiful things are also rugged and powerful and dangerous. Waterfalls are like that. I will always remember the first time I stood in awe behind South Falls and felt the incredible energy of the waterfall.

Rugged bands of garter and lace team up in a comfortable cowl that has multiple wearing options.

Choose the optional seam at the back neck for a permanent cowl or make it convertible by using buttons and the yo’s at the border so that it can also be worn as a small shawl… can even put the buttons on the inside of the shawl so that they don’t catch on your hair.

South Falls is worked on the bias from one end to the other, ending in an almost perfectly symmetrical triangle. Make it as big as you like by adding additional repeats and choose one color or two or even a gradient! Want a full-size shawl? Just add a couple of repeats.

The pattern is written for fingering yarn but can be made in any yarn weight. Size and yardage required will vary with yarn and options chosen.
INSPIRATION: Silver Falls State Park has a hiking trail that goes past TEN waterfalls. South Falls is the tallest single drop falls at 177 feet and there’s a paved trail that leads to and behind the falls where the energy in the air is incredible.

This pattern has been professionally tech-edited and tested. Instructions are written and charted.


Top Edge: 31.5 inches / 80 cm without seam
Depth: 22 inches / 56 cm

Ritual Dyes – Maven – Heavy Fingering (100% Rambouillet wool); 265 yds / 242 m, 1.76 oz / 50g. Colors shown in samples: Quartzite or Dune & Natural

Manos del Uruguay – Milo – DK (65% Merino wool, 35% linen); 380 yds / 347 m, 3.53 oz / 100g. Colors shown in sample: Nogal and Sahara.

Any heavy fingering, sport or even light DK yarn that meets gauge and has good stitch definition.

Estimated Yarn Required

Total: 360 yds / 329) m
Main Color (MC): 310 yds / 283 m
Contrast Color (CC): 50 yds / 46 m

Yardage will vary depending on gauge and specific yarn used. I advise having 1 extra skein of MC on hand so you can make it as large as desired.
Advanced Beginner to Intermediate. Skills Used: Basic stitches, decreases, increases, lace stitches.