Adventure Begins


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Where the Adventure Begins is a rectangular shawl knitted on the bias; its name was inspired by the children’s poem, Where the Sidewalk Ends. As I worked my way through the many lace and stockinette sections, I kept having the thought “where the sidewalk ends is where the adventure begins”. This reminded me of the famous poem, and I carried the idea further to name the lace sections after kinds of gardens.

The last section representing your destination is Alhambra Gardens, a palace complex dating back to the 9th century, in Spain. Referenced in literature, film, music and games and having undergone several revivals and renovations, Alhambra Gardens is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a top five entry on my bucket list.

I enjoy a relative amount of whimsy when writing patterns, so the pattern sections have been named accordingly for my entertainment.

I’d love it if you would tag your finished garments and works in progress on social media with one or more of the following hashtags:

  • #knitworkdesignstudio
  • #alexandrascrafts
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