At the beginning of a new year, hope and opportunity are abounding and overwhelming, manifesting emotions of optimism and enthusiasm. In the midst of this excitement, dreams are created, resolutions are declared, and goals are set. As days pass, hope fades and discouragement settles, hindering the prospect of achievement. The Hope Shawl captures the essence of hope: its lively but calming, uplifting and freeing characteristics. This design is comprised of open, simple textures that are joyful to knit. I used a beautiful and lively mutli-color yarn to emphasize the lightweight, cheerful characteristics of hope. When you grow weary of long days and short-comings, let the Hope Shawl remind you of what gives you hope and fills you with enthusiasm.
To learn more about the design inspiration and recommended color combinations and yarn suggestions, be sure to check out the Hope Shawl blog posts on the Snickerdoodle Knits website! This pattern includes both written AND charted instructions.