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Chase the Wind & Touch the Sky

When the cold wind is a’calling
And the sky is clear and bright
Misty mountains sing and beckon
Lead me out into the light

[Chorus]
I will ride, I will fly
Chase the wind and touch the sky I will fly
Chase the wind and touch the sky

Where dark roots hide secrets
And mountains are fierce and bold
Deep waters hold reflections
Of times lost long ago

I will read every story
Take hold of my own dream
Be as strong as the seas are stormy
And proud as an eagle’s scream

And touch the sky

Chase the wind
Chase the wind

Touch the sky

Pixar’s 2012 film, Brave is one of the lesser known films they’ve presented, but I’ve always loved the story, the rich colors and the music. My latest knitting design is inspired by the above song, Chase the Wind and Touch the Sky. I always start my workout at the gym with this song and it’s an optimistic way to get myself moving, no matter how much I wish I was home knitting instead of sweating away!

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Knit up in the fabulous and super soft The Lemonade Shop’s Worsted Weight Yarn in Cherry Blossom, this entire shawl uses just 2 hanks and is knit on US 8s. Hand dyed in Colorado, I love the Cherry Blossom colorway since here in Washington, DC we’re know for our Tidal Basin and stunning display of Cherry Blossoms in April. Starting with the lacy beaded border (beads are optional of course, but really – awesome yarn, lace AND sparkly beads? Yes, please!), the long edge is picked up and worked back and forth in German Short Rows. My favorite type of short rows, I find this particular method to be more elegant and smooth than the usual wrap and turn.

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Equally beautiful knit up in a solid or semi-solid, this would be a great travel project. You only need the chart at the beginning for the border, then the body and short rows become second nature.

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Chase the Wind & Touch the Sky is available for download here.

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3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Lynn Welborn #

    Tanis, thanks.   I love Heather at The Lemonade Shop and have been buying from her for a few months now.    The yarn reminds me of MT’s holi festival and related colors but far more special since Heather’s shop is far smaller than MT’s empire. Thanks for highlighting her.

    July 14, 2015
  2. Karen #

    Beautiful design, Tanis!

    July 14, 2015
  3. elaine #

    Love your new shawl pattern! Heather is just up the road ~ love her yarns!

    July 14, 2015

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