The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.
Snowy Evening is an asymmetric triangular shawl, knit on the bias, using four skeins of aran weight yarn. This Winter shawl is the fourth in the four-shawl collection, Four Seasons, and draws its name and inspiration from Robert Frost’s Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.
In this poem, Frost is captivated by the sight of the dark woods and pure white snow. The lonely journey of the poet or the horse-rider symbolizes the journey of an individual through life. The poet exhorts us fulfill our duties and responsibilities, without being distracted by the pleasures of life.
Finished Measurements: 64" [163 cm] long x 43” [109 cm] at wide edge, after wet blocking.
Yarn: Eden Cottage Yarns Pendle Aran (100% Superwash Extrafine Merino; 180 yards [166 meters]/100 grams): Oak (4 balls)
Needles: US size 9 (5.5 mm): 32” (80 cm) circular.
Notions: Removable stitch markers, cable needle, scrap yarn or dental floss for lifelines (optional), tapestry needle or crochet hook to weave in ends, blocking pins and wires.
Gauge: 15 sts and 18 rows = 4” [10 cm] in garter st, after wet blocking. 16 sts and 20 rows = 4” [10 cm] in cable/lace patt, after wet blocking.
Techniques: Long tail cast on, knit and purl decreases, left and right cables, standard bind off, yarnovers
About Four Seasons: Four Seasons is a collection of four shawls/wraps for each season. Each design is inspired by a poem that celebrates that season, while also conveying a deeper meaning and philosophy of life. All the designs are knit in collaboration with Eden Cottage Yarns.