Remembering Summer Shawl
REMEMBERING SUMMER SHAWL
The yarn that I used for this design is being sold out, so I have included a list of yarn recommendations (as well as color combinations and color recommendations) in a blog post here!
ABOUT THE PATTERN
This is a large, cozy shawl perfect for the frigid winter days when you’re thinking back to warm, beautiful summer days. It is comprised of 6 textures (related to the progression of the seasons) that are separated by garter rows.
As the days get cooler and shorter, it’s calming to think back to warm, sunshiny days on the beach, surrounded with laughter and love, and relaxing to my heart’s content. This shawl recalls the progression of spring through fall, including seeds, garden rows, rain, sunshine, buds, and blossoms. It is designed as a cozy fall or winter accessory that provides the cheer and warmth of summer.
As designed, this shawl is not a summer shawl. Between the dense textures and the cozy yarn that I used, this shawl becomes a chunky, cozy accessory around your neck or a snuggly shlanket wrapped around your shoulders.
This knit is an engaging and interesting asymmetrical triangle that is perfect for an adventurous beginner or any knitter interested in playing with texture. This pattern is written using 6 different textures plus sections of garter throughout. Even if you’ve never knit these textures before, don’t feel intimidated, because they are not difficult! You will find the stitches very repetitive.
I hope you embrace the opportunity to play with color in this project, whether you choose to use one color or to use up your yarn scraps. It would be beautiful in tonal or speckled yarn, and your color 1 yarn could even be a fun multi-color scheme.
If you are interested in learning more about the Remembering Summer Collection, be sure to check out my Behind the Designs blog post! Are you lost trying to put together color combinations, or are you looking for an affordable yarn for this project? Don’t miss my Color & Yarn Recommendations blog post!
One Size Fits All
Finished Width: 40 inches/102 centimeters
Finished Length: 57 inches/145 centimeters
Approximately 1000 yards/250 grams of Fingering Weight Yarn
Designed using Schachenmayr Baby Smiles Bravo Baby 185 yarn.
A Note on Color: You may choose to assign your colors according to the way you think they will work best together (as I did in my shawl), or you may choose to assign them according to the textures they most closely resemble (as I did in my Remembering Summer Scarf). Whatever you choose, I hope you enjoy this opportunity to play and experiment with color.
In this shawl, I only used 4 different colors, such that colors 2 & 5, 3 & 6, and 4 & 7 were the same. I have split up the quantities, however, in case you are interested in using a unique color for each texture.
Color 1: (I used Gray) 50 grams/200 yards
Color 2: (I used Magenta) 20 grams/80 yards
Color 3: (I used Teal) 40 grams/160 yards
Color 4: (I used Coral) 20 grams/80 yards
Color 5: (I used Magenta again) 25 grams/100 yards
Color 6: (I used Teal again) 40 grams/160 yards
Color 7: (I used Coral again) 50 grams/200 yards
14 stitches, 24 rows = 4 inches/10 centimeters in blocked garter stitch
Note: the gauge is not crucial to the success of the pattern, unless you are looking for a very specific dimension for this project
US 10 / 6.0 mm knitting needles, long enough to hold a shawl
This pattern uses multiple textures, some more complex than others, but none are especially difficult. You may find that a couple of the textures require more attention than the others.
I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of my test knitters!
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