Ages Hence Styling and Yarn Inspirations

November 18, 2020

Ages Hence Styling and Yarn Inspirations

Today, I'd like to share with you the allure and inspiration of taking the road less traveled. This post will introduce you to my newest design and walk you through various options for materials to create your own unique Ages Hence shawl. At the conclusion you'll find my knitted take on Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken.

The Ages Hence knitted shawl pattern is available on Ravelry or Crafty Flutterby Creations. In this reversible lacey shawl, you'll explore the possibilities of slub yarn with stitches that start with stockinette rib and branch out with simple lace.

Link to Ages Hence on Ravelry

Link to Ages Hence on Crafty Flutterby Creations

We continue our journey by finding the right yarn. Since the pattern calls for a unique and textural slub yarn, I wanted to share a few indie dyer options for your knitting pleasure! Each of the indie dyers featured below has a distinctive color sense and delightful dye style. 


Yough Yarns

Colorway Totally Teal was for the pattern sample. 


colorway Cheers
colorway Herman Munster
colorway You Had Me At Grello
colorway Under The Big Top
Once your yarn and pattern are in hand, any member of my End Minder herd would be a helpful addition for your first few stitches by keeping the cast on tail tidy and out of the way. Once you get to your second skein the end minders will once again come to the rescue by holding both the end of the first skein and start of the second skein in place until you are ready to weave them in. 
End Minder    End Minder
Once the journey is near its end a Shawl Pin would add further variety to the ways you can style this cozy shawl. The Rowan Leaf Charmed Pin is featured in the pattern photos. If Silver is more your cup of tea the Celtic Tree of Life Charmed Pin is another elegant option. 
    Celtic Tree of Life Shawl Pin
Once the project is complete, the fun part begins -- styling! Here are a few of my favorite ways to wear this shawl for a bit of inspiration.
And now to conclude our journey with a poem.
The Stitch Not Taken
by Michelle Stead
Two stitches diverged on sticks of wood,
And sorry I could not pick up both
And be one knitter, long I stood
And looked as closely at one as I could
To see the tangle I was loath;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better drape,
Because it was lacey and wanted wear;
Though as for that the knitter there
Had worn them really as a cape,

And both that morning equally lay
In yarns no one had thought to use.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I would ever choose.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two stitches diverged on sticks of wood, and I-
I knit the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference

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