I’d Rather Be Cruising!By
Sometimes a pattern takes an unexpected turn on you. After ‘Sandy’, which was beautiful but complex, I really needed a turn-your-brain-off knit. I was also feeling super inspired by a skein of Cosmic Blue Label that Tanis had sent me for her colour shifting scarf. It looked so fun and glittery to knit with, and a design started to grow in my head.
A generous sized shawl, with a straightforward stockinette body made speedy by aggressive increasing and sparkly yarn, accented by lace I could do in my sleep. Something that made use of colour, but was equally lovely in a 1-skein, 1-colour option. Something to take on vacation, and thus “I’d Rather Be Cruising” was born!
Price: $5.00, If you’d like to go cruising through a shawl, choose an option :)
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Here’s the official blurb:
Sometimes you need a relaxing knit. A TV knit, a vacation knit, an I-don’t-feel-like-thinking-too-much knit.
“I’d Rather Be Cruising” is just that; there are 2 rows to remember for the body, and 2 rows to remember for the lace. The pattern is provided in both written and charted form, and is a great pattern for novice knitters. To keep it easy, I give tips on how best to use your stitch markers, how to block it, and row by row stitch counts for the main body to help you keep track of your place. The sparkly Cosmic Blue Label is delicious to knit with (and I firmly believe that sparkles make knitting go faster!).
Directions are given for both a 1, and a 2-skein version. The large needles result in great sized shawls, no matter which version you knit. You’ll cruise right through it!
My lovely assistant designer conceded to model both shawls for me, and I’ve got to say, even though it’s one of my simplest patterns ever, I’m super proud of it. It’s relaxing, gratifying and beautiful. Just what I needed. And the big shawl? It’s really big. 5’2″ knitter for scale =D
I love this! Especially in 2 colours. :)
Absolutely love it and the two color combo is gorgeous – could do any combo! Thanks for sharing your awesome
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Sold! I’m down with a horrible sinus infection and feeling sorry for myself, and I’m a lazy knitter and like easy projects, so I’m treating myself to the pattern, and ordered the Tanis yarn in “frost” and “Atlantic.” Have the pattern printed–if only I could just download the yarn, too!
downloaded to my special file and now to order to wool – second project of Shireen’s that I have done!! Just have to decide on color!1