Timenoguy – Now live!

Timenoguy I & II

It is always exciting to get a new pattern out and published, but this one was even more so for me because I have been thinking about this shawl for the last six months. It’s been a slow creative process for me. All I knew is that I wanted to make a shawl with cables, lace and ruffles. How to put them all together was the tough part for me. I didn’t want it to be too busy or too strange looking. I also wanted to make sure it was fun to wear and knit!

Timenoguy II

So of course, I’m doubly excited about this one as I really think I got exactly what I was looking for! And the stripes? Just a great bonus feature! πŸ˜€

Timenoguy II

In fact, I think the stripes are the funnest part about planning this shawl… I LOVE to pair colors together and I’m already planning my next Timenoguy. My sister has apprehended the original large one and won’t give it back (okay, okay, I’m a sucker and let her have it… what can I do against my spoiled little sister?) so now I’m wanting a large version for me, even if I do love the small one too. πŸ™‚

Timenoguy - FINISHED

And although no one has asked me about the name (this I find interesting as I had NO idea what timenoguy meant until I started looking for names), I thought I would share that here. I found that after the first shawl was done that it looked very nautical to me so I started looking up nautical terms. Due to the cables, I knew I wanted something to do with ropes. Timenoguy, as defined by Webster is ” A rope carried taut between or over obstacles likely to engage or foul the running rigging in working a ship.” In other words, a rope to keep things from getting tangled. Which I thought was perfect for the pattern as I think the cables keep the lace sections separate so they aren’t running into each other. I also LOVED the name: Timenoguy (pronounced tee-mee-no-gee with the gee being a hard g like rig and the no being pronounced like the o in log). It was fun and different… not to mention that I keep seeing Time No Guy in the name and that makes me laugh too. πŸ˜‰

Timenoguy I & II

The blue/brown version was knit using Sanguine Gryphon Eidos in Polimarchus and Haperdone and it is a bit smaller than the large version (Oak Aged Barrel/Cabernet Grapes knit with Sundara FMC) at 53″ x 27″ VS 60″ x 28″ for the large size.

Timenoguy I & II

Some specs:

Small: The Sanguine Gryphon Eidos in Polimarchus (color A) 1 skein, 390yds/356.6m and Haperdone (color B) 1 skein, 340yds/311m
Large: Sundara Fingering Merino Cashmere in Aged Oak Barrel (color A) 1 skein, 485yds/443.4m and Cabernet Grapes (color B) 1 skein, 340yds/311m

Note – Due to the cables in the pattern I do not recommend using a single ply yarn. Yarn with good stitch definition is important.

24 sts and 32 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch (gauge is not crucial but using differing gauge may result in a change in size and amount of yarn needed)

Timenoguy II

You can buy the pattern by checking it out on Ravelry or clicking the button below. Enjoy!

12 thoughts on “Timenoguy – Now live!

  1. Your shawl is just gorgeous! I love the stripes above the ruffle.I don’t have great success with lace but this makes me want to try again.

  2. timenoguy is truly gorgeous; i love the colors you paired up and the design itself. as for the meaning of the name and the fun pronunciation And the Time No Guy, all great! πŸ™‚

  3. Beautiful! I love your color pairings in both of these. Thanks for the info on the name, too – I wondered whether it was an English word. Leave it to sailors to come up with wacky names for useful things!

  4. I love your shawl – it turned out so cute and your pics are adorable too! I wish you much success with your new design. πŸ™‚ Robinulrich.blogspot.com

  5. It’s gorgeous! And it’s got everything, cables, lace, stripes and STILL doesn’t look overwhelming. Good job, you πŸ˜€

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