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.
64" [163 cm] long x 43” [109 cm] at wide edge, after wet blocking.
Eden Cottage Yarns Pendle Aran (100% Superwash Extrafine Merino; 180 yards [166 meters]/100 grams): Oak (4 balls)
US size 9 (5.5 mm): 32” (80 cm) circular.
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.
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.
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.