Chase the Wind & Touch the Sky

When the cold wind is a'callingAnd the sky is clear and bright Misty mountains sing and beckon Lead me out into the light

[Chorus] I will ride, I will fly Chase the wind and touch the sky I will fly Chase the wind and touch the sky

Where dark roots hide secrets And mountains are fierce and bold Deep waters hold reflections Of times lost long ago

I will read every story Take hold of my own dream Be as strong as the seas are stormy And proud as an eagle's scream

And touch the sky

Chase the wind Chase the wind

Touch the sky

Pixar's 2012 film, Brave is one of the lesser known films they've presented, but I've always loved the story, the rich colors and the music. My latest knitting design is inspired by the above song, Chase the Wind and Touch the Sky. I always start my workout at the gym with this song and it's an optimistic way to get myself moving, no matter how much I wish I was home knitting instead of sweating away!




Knit up in the fabulous and super soft The Lemonade Shop's Worsted Weight Yarn in Cherry Blossom, this entire shawl uses just 2 hanks and is knit on US 8s. Hand dyed in Colorado, I love the Cherry Blossom colorway since here in Washington, DC we're know for our Tidal Basin and stunning display of Cherry Blossoms in April. Starting with the lacy beaded border (beads are optional of course, but really - awesome yarn, lace AND sparkly beads? Yes, please!), the long edge is picked up and worked back and forth in German Short Rows. My favorite type of short rows, I find this particular method to be more elegant and smooth than the usual wrap and turn.



Equally beautiful knit up in a solid or semi-solid, this would be a great travel project. You only need the chart at the beginning for the border, then the body and short rows become second nature.


Chase the Wind & Touch the Sky is available for download here.