Woods Are Lovely ... Shawl
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
—Robert Frost, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”
Bands of snowflakes build into a snowstorm above the trees, while fir cones pile up on the forest floor below for a cozy Winter shawl. Wrap yourself up in this shawl the next time you stop by woods on a snowy evening.
You will begin at one point of the triangle, then increase every right side row, adding bands of snowflakes and garter stitch, until you have room to knit an entire flurry of flakes that will fall on the fir trees, which stand on a wavy pile of fir cones. Stitch patterns are provided in both charted and written form.
70 inches/177.75 cm wingspan
36 inches/91.5 cm depth
Wooly Wonka Fibers Nimue Sock (fingering weight: 50% Merino wool, 50% silk; 435 yds/398 m per 3.53 oz/100 g), color: Minerva, 2 skeins or approx. 725 yds/663 m
US5/3.75 mm circular needle 24-inch/60-cm or longer circular needle (long circular needle is used to accommodate large number of stitches)
Stitch markers, tapestry needle
Test knitting: eyenowhour
Technical editing: Laura Cameron
Clarification: the first and last two stitches of every row should be in Garter Stitch.
In Garter and Snowflake Bands, work 11 times to 99 stitches, then work one Increase Row followed by one Purl Row for 100 stitches.