Saturday, May 14, 2016

Summertime Shawl

This shawl is so soft and light, perfect for spring or summer, especially with the pretty pinks of the yarn. 
I used one skein of KnitPicks Stroll Fingering in Summer Blooms Tonal with size 6 circular needles to accommodate the large number of stitches. 
Co 3 sts, long tail
Row 1: k across
Row 2: k1, (yo, k1) twice
Row 3: k1, yo, k3, yo, k1
Row 4: (k1, yo, k2, yo), pm, rep (to) once more, k1
Row 5: k1, yo, k to marker, sm, k to last st, yo, k1
Row 6, k1, yo, k to marker, yo, sm, k1, yo, k to last st, yo, k1

Rep rows 5-6 until you would like to start the edging. 
Row 1: k1, yo, *k2tog, yo; rep from * to end to last st before marker, k1, sm, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to end to last st , yo, k1
Row 2: rep row 6
Row 3: k1, yo, *k2tog, yo; rep from * to end to last 2 sts before marker, k2, sm, k1, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to end to last st, yo, k1
Row 4: rep row 6

Rep these 4 rows until you would like to bind off
Rep row 5 once more, the bo loosely in knit. I recommend using Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy bind off. 
I wet blocked this to open up the lace and give it more drape. 
I just love the drape on this shawl. It makes it so perfect for warmer months, or so that you can wear it inside all day. 
My blocked, finished shawl measures 22" from the top to the tip, and 75" across. The lace edging is 3" wide, measured after blocking. 
Enjoy this pattern!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

26 comments:

  1. Really cute plus simple instructions, the perfect combination. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Alyssa, This shawl is just gorgeous. It does look light and airy. Perfect for the summer when you go into a restaurant that has the air conditioner too cold or church or any of the places that you go to wearing something sleeveless and then feel like you just hit the arctic. Thank you for a beautiful pattern.

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  3. Thank you very much for sharing this lovely summertime shawl.

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  4. Have you tried this pattern with a heavier yarn like DK? If yes, what size needles?

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    1. I haven't tried this with a heavier yarn, but I'd recommend maybe size 9 or 10 to get a good drape. It also depends how light and airy you want it, and if you block it like I did, it will have a better drape.

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  5. One skein? That's only 231 yards? That doesn't seem like enough yard to make this size shawl! Am I missing something?

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    1. The skein I bought had 462 yards on the label. I checked Ravelry too and that's what they have for the yardage. Maybe you have a mini skein, if you're looking off of a yarn label on some that you have? You would use two skeins of 231 yards to get the same shawl then.

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  6. Thanks so much for checking! I rechecked too. I hadn't realized it was the hand-painted. Now it makes sense:)

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  7. Hi I've got 2 skeins of malabrigo lace 470 yards in each
    Is it OK to knit it with and what size mm needles pls

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    1. Since it's a lace weight, I would recommend smaller needles, maybe size 3, or 3 mm instead of 4 mm fir the size 6 needles. You'll need more yarn to make it the same size as mine, but you'll have enough with two skeins.

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  8. After doing row 1 and 2 I don't have enough stitches to do row 3 twice. Can you explain? thanks

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    1. So row 1 is just to knit the 3 CO sts. Row 2 is k1, (yo, k1) twice, so the entire row would be k1, yo, k1, yo, k1. That brings you to 5 total sts. Row 3 says to k1, yo, k3, yo, k1. After row three you will have 7 sts. Hope this helps!

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  9. Fantastic shawl! Love it! I'll knit it for fall and even winter; it's exactly what we need here in Barcelona: not too warm but perfect to enhance an outfit!!! Thanks a lot for sharing so many pretty, smart things :)

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  10. Hi
    What is your abbreviation for sm for in the pattern

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  11. I'm confused. Is row 1-4 the lace pattern? Row 5-6 the body of the shawl?
    That's how the picture looks with knitting to the marker.

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    1. Rows 5-6 are the pattern repeat for the body of the shawl. Once you have knit your desired amount, start with the edging, below labeled rows 1-4.

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  12. This is beautiful! Thanks for the clear instructions.
    Do you think it would look good in a variegated yarn?

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    1. Thanks!
      The yarn I used is slightly variegated, but I did definitely think something with more dramatic color changes would also work! Something with long color changes would look pretty and ombre, and something with short color changes would look nice, but it might pool, so depending on what you like, you can try it!

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  13. Thanks for the lovely pattern, it is just what I have been looking for.
    Please tell me what bo means.

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    1. Glad you like it! Bo means bind off.

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