OK, we all know a shawl doesn’t need to be knit for a specific season… Nor do we need to use exclusively one type of yarn to make it, but bear with me: this shawl meant SUMMER, with capital letters, sunshine and a heartwarming temperature when I knitted it, and I really couldn’t think of any better name for it!
This is MY SUMMER translated into a shawl.
It is constructed from tip top tip. It starts really easy, like a smooth warm-up into the knitting that will come later: some ribbing bands to break up the main color sections and the piece the resistance: some ribbed lace at the end. This detail contributes to the beautiful reversibility of our Linen Summer Shawl. I hope you love the challenge. Trust me: you are up to it, and it is not any more difficult than any other lace pattern.
The yarn I picked is a linen blend from Moondrake Co. I loved the colors so much because really, they mean Buenos Aires summer. The Blue is SO BLUE, just like our sky in January, and the Gold is the perfect shade to represent our sunshine. The gray is a gorgeous neutral that helps bring the colors together in a harmonic way, so I just used it to separate the main colors.
84” (210 cm) from side to side and 21½” (54 cm) from top to bottom at deepest point.
Yarn: 3 skeins of 1-ply Superwash Merino Linen by Moondrake Co. (90% Merino / 10% Linen, 100g / 393 y) or 990 yards of fingering weight yarn.
You will need 1 skeins or 300 yards of fingering weight in each color: COLOR 1 (Yellow / Gingko); COLOR 2 (Gray / Cobblestone) and 390 yards of COLOR 3 (Blue / Prada Blue).
Needles: US 6 (4mm) needles.
Other notions: Tapestry needle, blocking pins or wires.
22 st and 34 rows to 4” (10cm) in garter st on US 6 (4 mm) needles after blocking.
Gauge is not crucial for this project, but changes might result in a different yardage requirement.
Linen Summer Shawl
Prices are in US Dollars. This pattern is available only in English as a digital download. You will automatically receive a pdf file.
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I apologize for this. Warmly, Joji