IMG_4863cropi have friends

with go to patterns.

if they get stuck at

an airport,

or come to a place

that needs some pondering

on whatever

they’re currently working on,

they ‘go to’

their fail safe pattern.

they’ve made

it many times over.

they know it by heartIMG_4859crop

the yarn weight

and needle size

and how many sts

to cast on

are always

on the tip of their minds.

they can merrily

start and work until

something stops them

at any given time.

oh, how i want one of these:

a pattern i get that also gets me.

one that is simple enough to live in my head,

but interesting enough i’d happily knit it over and over again.

IMG_4858cropi am trying

to create one

with the ‘sandstone’ tones

in the mountain colors


new wool 3-ply

that i’ve been swatching.

so far,

the balance between

easy enough to knit

without the pattern

in front of me

and interesting enough to knit more than once

is eluding me.

but, i think it will all come together soon

and this yarn is such a nice way to work through the process.

do you have a go to pattern?

please do share so it can inspire me.


‘share’ taken from 4:28 in ephesians.