Maryland Road Trip

Please join Cynthia Spencer and Valerie Reed as we take a virtual trip through the beautiful state of Maryland. At each stop on the trip, you'll have a choice of two clues, so that no two shawls are the same! Buy this pattern on Ravelry!

Between Transitions

Slipped stitches make a stunning transition from one color to the next, to create this delightfully cozy shawl.

You may use any yarn you like, from fingering to chunky. You’ll simply keep knitting until you’re ready to stop! Recommended yardages and lengths are in the pattern. Have fun playing with color!

This pattern was released to celebrate Local Yarn Shop Day. Please use this pattern to give your local yarn shop a little extra love, and buy the yarn for it from them (even if you have “possibly enough” stash to make it!).

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Pennsylvania Road Trip

We took a wonderful road trip around the state of Pennsylvania, celebrating knitting and local yarn shops and American history and natural wonders and PA landmarks! This shawl gives you a "choose your own adventure" mystery from designers Cynthia Spencer and Valerie Reed. At each leg of the journey, you choose which pattern you want--Cynthia's or Valerie's.There are infinite possibilities. The pattern gives line-by-line instructions, lots of tutorials, and inspiration at every step! Best of all, it comes in both misses and plus sizes, for a perfect fit for everyone.

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More Stripes, Please

If you are the kind of person who can't get enough stripes, this pattern will make you happy. The entire shawl has more and more stripes. You'll have your choice of making a triangle or crescent shape. (Because who wants to be limited?)

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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.

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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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