Pennsylvania Road Trip Mystery Knit Along

We're taking a wonderful road trip around the state of Pennsylvania, celebrating knitting and local yarn shops and American history and natural wonders and PA landmarks as we go. So what's the mystery? Where we'll go next, of course! And our inspiration for each leg ... and how that translates into knitting a beautiful shawl. We hope you'll join us on this grand adventure and knitalong. Please visit for more information.

Make a Million Shawl

You can use this crescent-shaped shawl for absolutely any yarn—an answer to the question, “What can I make out of this?”

It won't fall too far down in back. It will curve around your shoulders so it will stay on.

It will be easy—a go-anywhere project that you can take to meetings, in the car, in the train, on a plane, on a boat, or wherever else you go.

You will be able to make it with variations so that you will never be bored as you knit. Make it plain with a special yarn--or fancy with beads and ruffles. All the little details are refined and thoughtful.

You will probably make a million of them.

Make a Million Shawl

Teaberry Ridge

Late autumn: You suddenly feel like taking a Sunday morning walk before breakfast.

With a cup of coffee and a wool shawl to shake off the chill, you begin a leisurely walk down familiar streets, to the edge of town, to Teaberry Ridge.  

There, you wander along the road that touches a neighboring farm. The crops have been harvested, the fields are wide open.  

A small breeze. You pull your shawl just a little tighter and walk the edge of the road, enjoying the radiating warmth of the sun, the crisp sound of weeds underfoot. Winter will come soon, but today is a day of light, contentment, and peace.

This shawl is made with a series of mitered rectangles that are picked up and knit, with no sewing required. 

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Easiest Shawl

This is the easiest shawl possible! It is made with a yarn over at the beginning of the rows, but has 3 variations--one for a deep, narrow triangle; one for a wide, shallow triangle, and one for a narrow v-shape using short rows. All of these shapes are pictured in the photos here, so don’t be confused if the shawls don’t look quite like each other!

The pattern is meant for beginning knitters and explains how to make a yarn over and do the short rows.

Any type of yarn will work.


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Ruffled Shawl

This shawl draws its inspiration from Elizabeth Zimmermann’s famous pi-shawl—a shawl based on pi for its increases. (Don’t worry—no math needed for this one.)  Before beginning this project, you should be comfortable using double-pointed needles, working with lightweight yarn, and understanding yarnovers. You need just a bit of patience! We provide a check-off chart for each round to make it a breeze to keep track of where you are.It makes a great take-along project—it’s easy, and, if you use a self-striping sock yarn, particularly fun to see grow. Mix and match yarn. Wear it open, or folded in half.

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