Roads Not Taken

$5.50

 

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

You'll receive a digital file only (instantly downloadable as a PDF) and won't be shipped anything. Please allow a few minutes for the download link to be emailed to you. If the email doesn't arrive within a few minutes, just log into your account on our site and you'll see your Completed Orders. From there, you'll find the download link.

Enjoy your crocheting!

Chandi

 

Full Description

 

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

You'll receive a digital file only (instantly downloadable as a PDF) and won't be shipped anything. Please allow a few minutes for the download link to be emailed to you. If the email doesn't arrive within a few minutes, just log into your account on our site and you'll see your Completed Orders. From there, you'll find the download link.

Enjoy your crocheting!

Chandi

 

Current Stock:
Craft Crochet Free/Paid Paid Yarn Weight Dk Yarn Base Alpaca Silk Dk Yardage 800+

Customer Reviews 5 (13 Reviews) Write a Review

Beautiful Shawl!
5 Stars

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
5 Stars

I am enjoying this pattern. It is so easy! I just wish I could afford Chandi's yarn.

Fun project
5 Stars

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
5 Stars

This is a beautiful pattern. I think I've finally found where I want to use my yarn purchases from EFA.

Roads Not Taken ShawlLi
5 Stars

I used this pattern to make my friend something g for her birthday and she loved it!!!

Roads Not Taken Crochet Shawl
5 Stars

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
5 Stars

I'm nearly complete and it's just gorgeous. Well written . Thanks

Roads not taken Shawl
5 Stars

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
5 Stars

Just what I have been looking for for my prayer shawls. Thanks Chandi!!

Beautiful
5 Stars

This design is just beautiful. I like the variety of the stitches in the pattern and the directions are clear and easy to follow.