Are you ready for The Journey?
This is a knitted shawl pattern, plus full written story and video guiding you along a journey.
•What have you been desiring? What dream have you shoved aside until the time felt right?
•It might be a tiny dream, or a huge one. Perhaps you are on a journey to love yourself. Or to write a book. Start a business. Be more mindful in your relationships. Spend more time creating. Find a new job. Start a family. Rest more. Speak your truth.
•Whatever your dream, know it is valid and worthy of your attention. You deserve for all good things to come your way.
•You will begin your journey in the Cabin of Complacency. You’ll venture through the Forest of Fear. As you continue, you’ll reach the River of Doubt. And, if you choose, you will climb the Mountain of Perseverance and be rewarded with what lies at the top.
•As you reach each phase of the story, you will knit a corresponding section of your shawl.
•I will be your companion on this journey toward your dream. And know, many others are journeying alongside you. They are smiling when you’re smiling, laughing when you’re laughing and crying when you’re crying. We’re all in this together.
Your journey awaits - are you ready?
SIZES: One size, 24” deep at center, 116” long at lower curved edge
MATERIALS: Alpaca Silk DK Yarn
Shown in Journey Hues kit. Also shown in Odyssey Hues kit.
Approximately 1020 yards were used for the sample. A - 180 yds, B - 220 yds, C - 210 yds, D - 185 yds, E - 225 yds (Note: If using a Mirage Dk kit which contains 210 yards per skein, you'll want to use all of each skein before moving onto the next skein, saving a few dozen yards of color D for the very end, to ensure you can make the entire shawl with 1 kit. Getting gauge is essential.)
US size 4 [3.5 mm) circular needles, 36” length (may be started on shorter needles and transferred to longer needles as required.)
Notes About This Pattern:
•This pattern is a 5-part shawl that corresponds to The Journey story and video included in the PDF.
•You'll follow along with the story and knit each section of the shawl as you come to it. The shawl includes cabin motifs, forest leaves, a river, mountains and a beautiful meadow/floral design.
•This is an intermediate pattern for those who feel comfortable with knitting and have made a variety of projects. It includes written instructions and charts.
•It's like a caressing hug! It really hugs the shoulders and makes for the most divine wrap!
•We hope you enjoy this journey to the next grandest version of yourself.
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 knitting. The story and link to your video will be included in the PDF pattern.
"We must let go of yesterday to fully experience today."
It took me over 6 months to complete this project, but that is a result of my insane life, nothing to do withthe project. I found the pattern to be challenging enough that I didn't get bored over the months I worked on it. Yet, nothing was too difficult to cause me to get frustrated. Such a sense of satisfaction when I bound off that last stitch!
This shawl took forever for me to finish, but that's because of the insanity of my life, nothing to do with the pattern. I found the pattern to be challenging enough to keep me interested through the months I worked on it. Such a sense of accomplishment when I bound off that last stitch!
This shawl tells a story. That in itself was enough for me to purchase the pattern. It tells a story about journeying through forests, across mountains, always aware, watching the little things close by as well as studying the sky and horizon overhead. It will be a challenge for me to work, but I am hopeful that by 2022 I'll have the skill to begin it. What a beautiful piece it will be!!!!
Feeling so low because of what has been happening in the world, Chandi’s write up on The Journey beckoned me, she seemed to be speaking directly to my soul. Though I am still not even in the cabin of complacency yet, I am close to releasing the guilt of starting a new project while I have others to complete. I can’t wait to get this one on the needles !
This was the pattern used for the 2020 KAL on Ravelry (great place to view several knitters’ different yarn choices and finished products). Each section features very different stitch patterns and combinations, but they blend and flow well together so they do not appear disjointed. Personally, I would NOT use the same colorway for the entire shawl, as it would detract from the intricacies of the individual sections...however you only need a very small shift in tone to visually mark the pattern shifts. THE COLOR CHANGES (including alternating row directions) ARE PART OF THE PATTERN, SO YOU DO NOT NEED TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO SOFTLY TRANSITION FROM ONE TO ANOTHER! Be sure, however, to CHECK YARDAGE requirements!! Many people did not do so when purchasing kits of a different base, and proceeded to complain about being short. If you do use less yardage, the 2020-KAL for this pattern on Ravelry.com has a lot of suggestions on how to shorten the pattern. Overall, the instructions from this designer are always clear, often provide extra tips, and generally feature a section before the pattern on “special stitches” or “alternative options”.
Beautiful and unique.
Error on Row 167, it should read: K1,p1,k8,p5,(k9,p5)27 times, k8, p1, k1
Love this concept. A beautiful pattern and story to take you along the journey. Helps to breakup to smaller accomplishments. Absolutely beautiful yarn and can’t wait to start mine!!
Amazing project! Having a great time knitting it.
This pattern is amazing. The story you wrote about the journey is so inspirational. I enjoyed it very much. Just received my yarn yesterday can’t wait to get started.
This pattern is awesome!
This pattern is awesome!
The pattern is well presented. I look forward to knitting the shawl soon. Excellent service from Expression Fiber Arts.
Participating in the EFA KAL 2020, this wonderful pattern knits up fluidly.
Participating in the EFA KAL 2020 we get to knit up this wonderful fluid pattern.
Chandi (EFA) has given us something truly special with this pattern. The pattern is absolutely gorgeous and well written but the story and the affirmations that go with it are truly enlightening. How empowering to knit and take a personal journey forward as well. Thank you, Chandi!!
This pattern has become part of my coping therapy. I suffer from a debilitating disease, and knitting has been my escape. This pattern is helping work through these tough times. Thank you for the design and the story.
Love this pattern and the story line that goes with it. As an older woman I have lived many trials and joys. The Journey is a joy, just waiting for the yarn to get started. Thank you Linda
love it and can't wait to start it
love it and can;'t wait to start it.