As the weather gets warmer and I start to think about outdoor concerts, days at the pool and travel I start to think about what my knitting projects will be.
I always like to have knitting with me and small projects that are light and easy to carry work well for this purpose. Socks naturally and my favorite one skein shawls.
Checking on Ravelry.com there are wonderful people who have designed and shared their pattern for free. If you are like me I try to take advantage of their generosity.
If you check on Revelry frequently and click on "Patterns" a small box drops down with the most looked at patterns for that day. This is constantly changing although several will keep appearing.
Down at the bottom it will offer the top 20 and if you click on that you will get small thumbnails of the patterns. You can also do an advanced sort and then put in specific detail for your search like how many yards (put in 450 for a one skein as a starting point), what type of project (shawl) sort by free.
My recent search gave me Reyna
a triangle shawl with some open work areas that looked like a good choice for a carry along project because there was some detail but looked like it would be easily memorized and therefore okay to work on if there were other people around .
I remember that I had started a shawl (KAL) knit along back in December and the design became too tedious for me since it required watching every row. I need to go back to my abandoned project and I think the yarn may just want to be a Reyna shawl.