Traveling stitches

Kate treated herself to a new project for her trip west yesterday.  She cast on for Isabell Kraemer's Paris Toujour shawl.  This design was designed for the Stitch ‘n Bitch weekend in Paris and knit up in a worldwide knitalong that began in October.paris-wipSo far over 300 Ravelers have knit up this pattern and Kate now knows why.The pattern includes a simple sequence of garter stitch rows and lace rows that can be easily memorized, so that you can leave your pattern in your project bag or even at home.  Being able to work without a pattern makes this project perfect for travel knitting when weather delays could have you grateful for a project to keep you distracted.The pattern can be created with either DK weight yarn or fingering.  Kate chose to work with Madelinetosh Merino DK which will knit up into a generously lush accessory that will be a pleasure to snuggle into.  Thanks to the open lace work this wonderful volume of this shawl doesn't have a great deal of weight, so it is a pleasure to wear.Safe travels to all of you on holiday in the weeks to come and let us know if you'd like some great yarn suggestions for a Paris Toujour shawl of your own!