Stitches bound off, ends woven in, out of the washed and blocked cycle, and I sat staring at my completed Offshoot contemplating what to do. I wore it, I tossed it about, I questioned the yarn and it kept saying “not done.”
Wandering through labyrinths of rocks formations or books, “The Stacks” will mark your path in your stitches. Academic from the start, this design knows the importance of breaking from book learning to explore the great outdoors. Whether a beginner on the needles, or well-studied in yarn wrangling, this no-shaping rectangular shawl design packs a visual punch of knitting interest.
I’ve always wanted to name a design “Prolegomena” so set forth with that intent for this design. However, as I stitched the concept to life, it began to tell a different story.
Escape to the mountains; escape to the beach; let the wind lift your stitches to a place of windswept texture and peace. As the wind whispers through your Air Bender shawl the unique abstract motifs reflect your chosen drop sequence. As the seasons change the textures do too from airy summer full drops to blustery winter no drops.
Twisting, turning, ever flowing, River Bend knits up a water and stone inspired summer design. Listen to the rhythm of the needles to hear the soothing sounds of water bubbling down the stony riverbed as you knit these simple stitches into your quick warm weather scarf.