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The Road Not Taken

Skill level: Easy

Suggested Needle(s): US 10 ½ (7.5 mm)

Sizes Offered: 18 x 68 and 46x68 inces

Yarn Weight: Bulky

Yardage Required: 600 to 1440 yards

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This design is about choices and was inspired by Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken”. The first line of the poem “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood…” is graphically depicted both in the textured stitch pattern (created with just knits and purls) and in the yarn color of the sample.

The Road Not Taken comes in 2 sizes: a comfy throw and a rectangular wrap. Directions are provided in both written and charted formats.

This is a relaxing knit because the pattern is repetitive enough to allow the knitter’s mind to be focused upon other things: perhaps roads they’ve taken; or choices the recipient may need to make. Knit Pick’s sumptuous Billow, bulky, Pima cotton yarn makes an amazingly soft fabric that is an absolute pleasure to create. The bulky yarn works up quickly, too!

A section with tips to help newer knitters master the pattern is included.

25% of all sales of this design will go to support my local shawl ministry.

9/25/13--$25 given to Jen for shawl ministry

10/1/14--$15 yarn purchase for a shawl made  JES

The Road Not Taken

Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both

And be one traveler, long I stood

And looked down one as far as I could

To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,

And having perhaps the better claim,

Because it was grassy and wanted wear;

Though as for that the passing there

Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay

In leaves no step had trodden black.

Oh, I kept the first for another day!

Yet knowing how way leads on to way,

I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

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