One of my treasured possessions is an old set of A. A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner my parents gave me when I was a child. I reveled in the stories, and I still do. As an adult, I grin at the idea that Pooh lived under the name of Sanders, which meant that he had a sign that said Sanders and he lived under it—or that Piglet’s grandfather’s name was Trespassers Will (short for Trespasser’s William). As a child, I accepted these ideas with equanimity and moved right along.
The Forest (which contains the Hundred Acre Woods) was and is an enchanted place, full of friends and gentle adventures. So when I was invited to submit a design with a Forest theme, my mind went there. I did consider other beloved forests—the forests of Middle Earth, Narnia, or Sherwood Forest. But no. Pooh and his friends called to me.
This shawl is a rectangular sampler shawl. There are several different stitches and several different techniques. There is textured knitting, lace knitting, some cabling, and slipped stitch colorwork. It will keep you entertained as you make an accessory that is fun to wear. It was designed for four colors, but it is perfectly possible to do it in more colors if you wish. Sections can be added, subtracted, or expanded as you like!
400 yards each of 4 colors
Over 200 patterns
New patterns added
every new issue
About the Designer: Crisdvic
Cristina has been a knitter for a long time and has recently started to design her own patterns. She enjoys slow and mindful knitting, both quick and simple projects, but also challenges. You can find her on Ravelry (crisdvic), Instagram (@crisdvic) and at www.crisdvic.cat.