Forever Together Shawl Pattern


Two lace patterns are joined along the full length of this oversized shawl, one pattern expands as the other recedes.

What’s in a name?
This pattern is in memoriam of my first dog Freia (and the company namesake) who passed in January 2018 at the age of 12 after a brave battle with kidney failure. She had left behind her “brother” Cody who had been diagnosed with Canine Lymphoma a few months earlier. Cody was 8 years Freia’s junior and was born with chronic anxiety. I adopted him from rescue at 9 months of age and Freia, unlike her normal dominant contrarian ways, also adopted him unconditionally from the moment they met. He grew more confident under Freia’s wing, but sadly only outlived his sister by 3 months. They were inseparable and I believe they remain so. The designing and knitting of this shawl helped me work through the loss of my two dogs. It mimics their personalities, one complex yet receding, one simple and expanding.
Both pups were Chesapeake Bay Retrievers and I have since adopted 2 other Chessie rescues, Rosie and Axel. Rosie has passed on now as well but Axel lives on in his mischievous Chessie ways, snoopervising our work at the studio. For every sale of this pattern $1 is donated to American Chesapeake Bay Retriever Club to help them continue their amazing dedicated rescue work for this unique, challenging and iconic American breed of dog.

Designed by Tina Whitmore. Pattern delivered as a PDF available immediately after purchase, for you to download, save and print at home.


  • Freia Fine Handpaint Ombré Shawl Balls 100g/430 yards each (2 balls) or one Yarn Bomb 200g/860 yards
  • Shown in Point Reyes and Ebony Shawl Balls and in South Beach Yarn Bomb.
  • Suggested Needle Size 4mm, US 6, a tapestry needle for finishing.
  • Finished dimensions in yarn as shown: approximately 65″ x 20″
  • ​Required Skills: Knit, purl, yo.
  • Instructions given in written and charted formats.
  • Pattern delivered as a PDF download.


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