Two Roads is a Zen Butterfly Knits shawl.
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I --
I took the one less travelled by,
and that has made all the difference.”
Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken
What if a knit design offered you two roads to knit by? Which path would you choose? One colour or two? Beads or no beads? Smaller kerchief sized or larger shawl sized?
Two Roads is inspired by Robert Frost’s poem The Road Not Taken and features Zen Yarn Garden’s stunning Serenity Silk Single yarn. Each step offers choices to make your shawl one of a kind and that makes all the difference in creating an accessory you will love to knit and really enjoy wearing!
US #5 (3.75 mm) needles, circular; or size needed to obtain gauge
US #7 (4.5 mm) needles, circular (optional for later clue)
Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Silk Single; 75% Superwash Merino/15% Cashmere/10% Silk; approx. 430 yards per 100g; Single Ply Fingering Weight; 1 skein for small size, 2 skeins for large size.
Size 6 Japanese seed beads, approximately 20g (optional)
US 11/12 (1 mm) crochet hook, or size required to fit through hole of beads (optional)
2 stitch markers
18 sts and 28 rows over 4” (10cm) square in stockinette st, relaxed after blocking. Gauge is not critical to the success of this project, but your yardage and the size of the finished product may vary with gauge changes, yarn substitutions, and method of blocking shawl.
Small size: 18” deep at centre and 47” wide, relaxed after blocking.
Large size: 26” deep at centre and 66” wide, relaxed after blocking.