Knitting in the Waiting Room

How many times in your life have you been stuck waiting for something? The doctor, your kids getting ready, your husband finishing watching super bowl?

Nine shawl knitting patterns, one theme: Knitting in the Waiting Room.

What’s your next project for the waiting room?

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Nine Shawl Knitting Patterns

Knitting in the Waiting Room

Knitting in the Waiting Room includes nine shawl knitting patterns:

Shawl Design Inspiration: Knitting in The Waiting Room

The last weeks I felt stuck. All my shawl design inspiration seemed to have disappeared suddenly after creating so many patterns this year. I felt desperately for creating something but just couldn’t get into designing at all. I felt empty and out of ideas, and like I had said anything left to say or now.

I thought well, then let’s do something for my classes instead. Go and study! Browsing my music collection for background sound I came across an 80s post punk song I hadn’t been listening to in years: Fugazi, Waiting Room.

And suddenly, it was back.

Bam!

I was listening to this song. This lyrics.

 

I am a patient boy
I wait, I wait, I wait, I wait
[…]
I’m from the waiting room
Sitting in the waiting room
Sitting in the waiting room
Sitting in the waiting room
Sitting in the waiting room (tell me why)
Because, they can’t get up…
I just had to sing it out loudly. But it wasn’t sitting in the waiting room, what I sang was knitting in the waiting room.

Inspiration is like a budding flower. It needs nurturing, patience, and appreciation. I sat there listening to this song and suddenly knew what I was about to create next: shawl knitting patterns suitable for any waiting room. Suitable to comfort you and make you feel productive even when you impatiently are waiting for something.

Knitting in the waiting room.

Next thing I remember was I created a mood board for the project, putting it up in my Sample Knitting Group on Facebook.

There are nine shawl patterns in the Knitting in the Waiting Room collection.

#01: A Place Called Home

A Place Called Home is a triangle shawl worked sideways on a garter stitch base featuring eyelet rows. This pattern is suitable for beginning lace knitters and easy enough to make it the perfect knitting project for any waiting room.

All pattern names from the Knitting in the Waiting Room project are inspired by post punk songs. This one is named and inspired by the song A Place Called Home by Ignite.

Knitting in the Waiting Room: A Place Called Home

This pattern is available on Ravelry and here in the shop.

#02: Afraid of Heights

Afraid of Heights is a triangle shawl worked sideways on a garter stitch base featuring different textures and yarn combinations. This pattern is suitable for beginning lace knitters and easy enough to make it the perfect knitting project for any waiting room.

All pattern names from the Knitting in the Waiting Room project are inspired by post punk songs. This one is named and inspired by the song Afraid of Heights by Billy Talent.

Knitting in the Waiting Room: A Place Called Home

This pattern is available on Ravelry and here in the shop.

#03 Everlong

Everlong is a triangle shawl worked sideways on a garter stitch base featuring a plain and a lace panel. This pattern is suitable for beginning lace knitters and easy enough to make it the perfect knitting project for any waiting room.

All pattern names from the Knitting in the Waiting Room project are inspired by post punk songs. This one is named and inspired by the song Everlong by Foo Fighters.

Knitting in the Waiting Room: Everlong

This pattern is available on Ravelry and here in the shop.

#4 Progress

Progress is a triangle shawl worked bottom up on stockinette stitch ground with lace panels framing both sides. This pattern is suitable for beginning lace knitters and easy enough to make it the perfect knitting project for any waiting room.

All pattern names from the Knitting in the Waiting Room project are inspired by post punk songs. This one is named and inspired by the song Progress by Bad Religion.

Progress shawl knitting pattern

This pattern is available on Ravelry and here in the shop.

#5 The Pretender

The Pretender is a triangle shawl worked sideways on a garter stitch base featuring a plain and a lace panel. This pattern is suitable for beginning lace knitters and easy enough to make it the perfect knitting project for any waiting room.

All pattern names from the Knitting in the Waiting Room project are inspired by post punk songs. This one is named and inspired by the song The Pretender by Foo Fighters.

Knitting in the Waiting Room: The Pretender

This pattern is available on Ravelry and here in the shop.

#6 Along The Way

Along the Way is an asymmetrical triangle shawl using three skeins of sock weight yarn featuring garter, stockinette and an easy lace stitch pattern. This pattern is suitable for beginning lace knitters and easy enough to make it the perfect knitting project for any waiting room.

All pattern names from the Knitting in the Waiting Room project are inspired by post punk songs. This one is named and inspired by the song Along the Way by Bad Religion.

Along the Way shawl knitting pattern

This pattern is available on Ravelry and here in the shop.

#7 True North

True North is an asymmetrical triangle shawl worked sideways on a stockinette stitch base featuring an easy lace section. This pattern is suitable for beginning lace knitters and easy enough to make it the perfect knitting project for any waiting room.

All pattern names from the Knitting in the Waiting Room project are inspired by post punk songs. This one is named and inspired by the song True North by Bad Religion.

Kite Heaven shawl knitting pattern

This pattern is available on Ravelry and here in the shop.

#8 Generator

Generator is a crescent shawl shaped by increases on a garter stitch base featuring color sections. This pattern is suitable for beginning lace knitters and easy enough to make it the perfect knitting project for any waiting room.

All pattern names from the Knitting in the Waiting Room project are inspired by post punk songs. This one is named and inspired by the song Generator by Bad Religion.

Generator shawl knitting pattern

This pattern is available on Ravelry and here in the shop.

More Patterns

There are more patterns in the making. Stay tuned!

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Knitting in the Waiting Room

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