Something simple is not necessarily simple. I have difficulties with compulsive over-elaboration. After Atreides was published I started in immediately on an even more difficult design. With 3 charts. And beads. But then I realized that I should probably go simpler before I went crazy. This plan led me to the craziness detailed in my previous post and 4 different variations of the same shawl being in the testing stage.
So I decided to keep the crazy shawl on the back burner and go simpler still. A pattern that is simply the basic winged crescent shape – for those who don’t like fussy lace and stuff. And this shawl is very, very close to being ready to go. Close enough that I feel secure in showing y’all a sneak peek:
What’s the hold up you might ask? Well, it is the name of the thing. My working title has been Simple Winged Crescent because that is what it is. This is a “formula” style pattern, where I give the knitter the basic framework of how to construct the shape and the knitter can either work plain stockinette or go a wee bit crazy with whatever patterning they like. Or one can knit precisely what I have made – whatever floats one’s boat.
It is any yarn, any needle, any gauge … knit until you feel like you are done. You know the kind of pattern I am talking about. The kind you can make over and over if you feel the need. But my knitting group – they do not like the title, not at all. They think I should stick with my existing Dune based naming theme. Which to that I say – I am not going to name every single pattern I make after something in Dune. So what if I have counts on fingers, three, four, carry the one, well, I am not saying how many I have planned …
I have a name that I have been planning on using, but that has not expressed itself on what kind of thing it wants to be yet – and it is a name that would work here, I think. So I will ask y’all, what would be a better name.
a. Simple Winged Crescent Shawl
2. The Spice Must Flow
3.14159. I don’t like either – try again
Feel free to answer in the comments.