Forever Together by Tina Whitmore

Forever Together

Knitting
December 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
860 yards (786 m)
One Size 65x20
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  • Two Patterns Meandering Side-By-Side, One Expands as the Other Recedes
  • Written and Charted Instructions
  • Use either two Shawl Balls or one Yarn Bomb.

What’s in a name?
This pattern is in memoriam of my first dog Freia (and the company
namesake) who passed in January 2018 at the age of 12 after a brave battle with kidney failure. She had left behind her “brother” Cody who had been diagnosed with Canine Lymphoma a few months earlier. Cody was 8 years Freia’s junior and was born with chronic anxiety. I adopted him from rescue at 9 months of age and Freia, unlike her normal dominant contrarian ways, also adopted him unconditionally from the moment they met. He grew more confident under Freia’s wing, but sadly only outlived his sister by 3 months. They were inseparable and I believe they remain so. The designing and knitting of this shawl helped me work through the loss of my two dogs. It mimics their personalities, one complex yet receding, one simple and expanding.
Both pups were Chesapeake Bay Retrievers and I have since adopted another Chessie rescue named Rosie. One dollar from the sale of this pattern will be donated to American Chesapeake Bay Retriever Club to help them continue their amazing dedicated rescue work for this unique, challenging and iconic American breed of dog.