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Aspen Moguls

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My Aspen, Colorado honeymoon in January was an adventure, especially when I took a wrong turn and unintentionally found myself in the midst of moguls. The stitch pattern of this convertible wrap echoes the twists, turns, and carved mounds I encountered that day, providing a reminder that knitting needles (not ski poles) are the only sticks that have any business being in my hands. Thankfully, there is no video footage of my awkward maneuvering off my bum and back onto my skis.

Skill Level:  Intermediate
Required Skills: crochet cast on, crochet button loops, reading a chart, intarsia experience helpful
One size
Finished Measurements:  25"/63.5cm width, 54"/137cm length
Gauge:  20 sts and 28 rows = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch; 4.25"/10.8cm x 5"/12.7cm = one pattern stitch repeat. Gauge is not critical in this pattern, but a different gauge will affect yardage and size of finished garment. It may be necessary to unravel gauge swatch and re-use the yarn. Take time to check gauge.

  • Yarn: Worsted weight gradient yarn; 1100 yards. Model shown in Jojoland Rhythm Superwash (100% Merino; 110 yds/50g): 10 balls #RS81 Victoria Blue
  • Needles: US 7/4.5mm straight or 24" circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Crochet hook: size G/4.0mm
  • Yarn needle
  • 12 buttons approximately ½"/1.3cm
  • 5 resealable sandwich baggies
Notes: Shawl is worked as a rectangle in 5 columns of intarsia. Buttons and button loops are added to allow the shawl to be worn a number of ways.
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