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