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Multnomah Miscellanea

Resizing Multnomah

There are two ways to make your Multnomah the perfect size for you:

1. These are by far the easiest ways to resize Multnomah: to make the shawl larger, keep knitting rows 1 – 10 of the feather and fan section until desired size. Or, if you have less yarn than the pattern calls for but don’t want to decrease the garter stitch section, knit the feather and fan pattern until you run out of yarn.

2. Each feather and fan repeat takes 18 sts, so if you want to decrease or increase the size of the garter stitch section it’s easy to figure out how many stitches you’ll need: just add or subtract 36 stitches for each size up or down. But to make it simple for you I’ll do the math:

Extra small: Knit garter stitch section to 157 sts, then start feather and fan border.

Small: Knit garter stitch section to 193 sts, then start feather and fan border.

Large: Knit garter stitch section to 265 sts, then start feather and fan border.

Extra large: Knit garter stitch section to 301 sts, then start feather and fan border.

Really big: Knit garter stitch section to 337 sts, then start feather and fan border.

Super huge: Knit garter stitch section to 373 sts, then start feather and fan border.

Notes on the markers

How you move the first, last, and two middle markers can be confusing to some people. Here’s a quick primer on how you move them, going row by row:

Row 1: k1, kfb, k1, pm, k to 1 st before center sts, pm, k1, yo, k5, yo, k1, pm, k to three sts before end, pm, k1, kfb, k1.

After you knit Row 1 you will have 4 sts before/after the first/last markers, and 9 sts between the center markers.

Row 2: k1, kfb, k to 1st marker, p to 2nd marker, k to 3rd marker, p to 4th marker, k to two sts before end, kfb, k1.

After you knit Row 2 you will have 5 sts before/after the first/last markers, and 9 sts between the center markers.

Row 3: k1, kfb, k to 1st marker, *pm, k2tog 3 times, (yo, k1) 6 times, k2tog 3 times, repeat from * to 2nd marker, k to center sts, yo, k5, yo, k to 3rd marker, *k2tog 3 times, (yo, k1) 6 times, k2tog 3 times, pm,    repeat from * to 4th marker, k to two sts before end, kfb, k1.

After you knit Row 3 you will have 6 sts before/after the first/last markers, and 11 sts between the center markers.

Row 4: k1, kfb, k to two sts before end, kfb, k1.

After you knit Row 4 you will have 7 sts before/after the first/last markers, and 11 sts between the center markers.

After you knit Row 4 you will start back at Row 1 again, but this time you will not add any additional markers, nor will you move them back to their original positions.

After you knit Row 1 for the second time you will have 8 sts before/after the first/last markers, and 13 sts between the center markers.

Continue in this manner until you reach Row 3 of the 5th repeat of the feather and fan portion of the shawl. Refer back to the pattern at this time to see how you should continue.

Please note – I wrote these instructions up over two years since I originally knit the pattern. If you notice any errors you’re welcome to email me at kate@helloknitty.net.

Translations

Multnomah has been translated into seven languages:

Norwegian

German

Spanish

Dutch

French

Italian

Swedish

If you would like to translate Multnomah into another language please email me at kate@helloknitty.net.

4 Comments
  1. Wednesday, 9 November, 2011 5:17 am

    Thank you SO MUCH for doing the math. My brain was starting to fritz as I realized I had expanded my Multnomah’s garter stitch section to the point where had no idea how to now start the feather and fan!

    • Friday, 10 February, 2012 8:16 am

      I’ve been meaning to thank you for this pattern, and now for the maths too, for some time. I spin my sheeps fleece and dye the yarn and I’ve used Multnomah to knit two shawl – one small and one medium. This si a great pattern to show off variagated yarn. I love it. Thanks. Catherine
      PS Intend to put pics of the shawls on my blog. Now I’ve written that, I have to do it :). Thanks again

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