This pattern is designed for use with 5 skeins of our Alpaca Silk Dk yarn. Shown in colorways: Ash (2 skeins) and Tiffany (3 skeins). Choose any colorways you like, though, and opt for as many shades as you want. Our alpaca silk dk creates an elegant drape that is hard to beat. It just feels luxurious draped over your shoulders and puddles and cuddles you!
SIZE : 38" x 56" x 68" unblocked, 45" x 59" x 72" blocked
Notes From the Designer:
•An inspirational pattern based on Robert Frost's poem, The Road Not Taken.
•Crocheted in the shape of an asymmetrical right-leaning triangle.
•Consists of three separate sections with alternating colors and textured stitch patterns.
•Requires Size H (5.00 mm) hook.
My favorite poem is The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost. I love the way the speaker spends the first few stanzas describing the two roads as being very similar and hard to choose between. Life is very much like this part of the poem. We are presented with several paths, or choices, throughout our lives. Like the poem, we are free to choose whichever path we want. The last stanza is very different from the rest of the poem. Most interpret the meaning of the poem and most specifically, the last stanza, as being inspirational for life. Their take is that we are given choices and should feel free to take the paths least traveled. However, my interpretation is that both paths Frost describes are exactly the same and the speaker in the poem chose one at random. He looked back on his choice and decided to embellish his experience to make it sound better. We often do the same when reflecting on our own life choices.
I decided to use this poem as an inspiration for the shawl's design and used the Herringbone stitch to create rows that resemble the paths described within the poem. The pattern is split into three sections, The Traveler, The Adventurer, and The Wanderer. The first section consists of alternating rows of double crochet and Herringbone stitch and contains stripes of both colors to resemble paths or roads. The second section begins the transition from two colors to one and consists of the Trellis stitch pattern to resemble many winding roads that provide opportunities for adventure. The third and final section completes the transition from two colors to one and consists of the Trellis stitch pattern to resemble many winding roads. It finishes with simple decreasing double crochet rows until the shawl becomes a point with just three double crochet stitches remaining in the row.
Designed by Kristina Smiley
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Customer Reviews 5 (20 Reviews) Write a Review
Roads Not Taken is taking me places
I love this pattern. It is so easy and different. I would recommend using different colors (as suggested) vs an ombre. I created this with an ombre and I think it takes away from seeing/identifying the pattern changes.
What a beautiful pattern! I did this pattern using the hibiscus alpaca silk DK yarn with the feather blue alpaca silk DK yarn...and wow!!! It's gorgeous!!!
roads not taken
...just beautiful. thank you
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I love your yarns and your patterns also.
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Roads not taken
Very unique shawl. Love it!
Roads not taken
Beautiful and fun shawl. Light and fun to wear so many different ways ❤️Directions were easy to follow too.
Holy jeebus this thing is HUGE! I had the perfect yarn combination for this shawl so I was very excited! I did it in fingering with a smaller hook. Had to shorten it slightly. This was my first asymmetrical shawl and I have realized they are not my preference, but someone is going to love this as a gift.
Roads Not Taken
I am enjoying this pattern. It is so easy! I just wish I could afford Chandi's yarn.
This is a fun, simple crochet project that shows off the wonderful yarn from EFA. I'd love a version of this in fingering weight yarn for a light, summer shawl.
Roads Not Taken Shawl
This is a beautiful pattern. I think I've finally found where I want to use my yarn purchases from EFA.
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I used this pattern to make my friend something g for her birthday and she loved it!!!
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I am a beginner to crochet. I mostly knit but this shawl is so Beautiful! I love the variety of stitches. I'm looking fo rears to one day making this!
Working up beautifully
I'm nearly complete and it's just gorgeous. Well written . Thanks
Roads not taken Shawl
I am in love with this pattern.... So easy to follow...Instructions are perfect. I did shorten it a little, and that was easy to do (I'm not even 5 foot, ) thankyou so much for this pattern and your insight!
Roads Not Taken Shawl
Just what I have been looking for for my prayer shawls. Thanks Chandi!!
This design is just beautiful. I like the variety of the stitches in the pattern and the directions are clear and easy to follow.
Road Less Traveled shawl
Beautiful pattern - will start on it soon.
So far I'm only about halfway through the pattern but so far it's great! We'll written and the instructions are perfect. Thanks so much! I love how this is working up!
As with all the patterns I've found here, this one is great! Easy to read and understand, a bit of a personal touch thrown in the comments, and a simply gorgeous result. I'm having a very good time working this up right now!