Shawls to Travel With
The busiest travel day of the year in the USA is coming up: Thanksgiving. We all want to get together with our families and give thanks for all of our blessings.
We pack our clothes, toiletries, and most importantly, our knitting! I like to have small projects to take along on my travels, but not always socks.
For my last couple of trips, shawls have been my go-to knitting, and they've worked out perfectly.
We have two wonderful kits that I'd like to recommend for your winter travels—the Ojo de Dios Shawl and the Crustacean Shawl. Both are beautiful for sure, but they share another common thread, if you will. They're both knit in sections. The Ojo is knit in two sections, a medallion section, in which one medallion is knit and the others are picked up and knit one after the other, and a garter-stitch short-row section finishes it off.
|Ojo de Dios Shawl|
The Crustacean Shawl is knit in a series of triangular sections, worked together with garter stitch. When it's finished, it looks a little like it has wings. Actually, it kind of reminds me of the sea stars we saw in Cannon Beach, Oregon. Maybe that's why it has a beachy name!
I've made the Ojo de Dios Shawl, and it was a really fun knit! It worked up quickly for me, and it was so portable! I didn't travel with it, but I easily could have. The medallion pattern was easy to memorize, and the garter-stitch section was pretty intuitive.