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 

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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    2. I was confused as well, until I realized the shawl does not start at the point, as you assumed, but at the top where it lays against the neck. It is hard to imagine by looking at it. Am I correct Alyssa?

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    3. Yes, the starting point is the base at the neck.

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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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  14. HI Alyssa, I've been looking for a pattern like this! I have fingering weight yarn (#1) called Cloudborn fibers, it's 100% fine highland wool. Size needle recommended on the lable is US 2/2.75 mm. Would this work for this pattern?
    I sure hope so, cause I love it! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  15. Thank you for sharing this pattern! I have started the pattern and restarted several times following instructions very carefully. I even took it to a friend who is a more advanced knitter than myself. I keep ending up with more stitches on one side of the marker than the other. Should I not have an equal number of stitches on either side of the marker for the design to run straight up the middle of the finished product? Any ideas why this is happening? Thanks for any help.

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    1. One side of the marker should have one more stitch than the other side. This is just because of how the center stitch has to be on one side of the marker. If you have more than one extra stitch, you must be going wrong somewhere in the pattern.

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    2. Anita, if it helps I found that my stitch marker was messing up my stitch count all the time. I had to make sure if was swivelled to the front on each row (if that makes sense). I frogged about 6 times before I got it figured out. Hope that helps.

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  16. I really like the simplicity of this pattern and the color you chose! I am usually a sock knitter, so forgive my silly question: does the pattern start at the bottom corner? If so, I am not understanding the directions about starting the edging. Thank you in advance for clarification!

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    1. This is worked from the top center and then out. The edging is simply worked around the shawl, continuing the rows. You don’t need to change direction or cut the yarn or anything.

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    2. Thank you! That makes so much sense now!

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  17. Did you use all of the 462 yards? If not, how much would you say you had left over? I am trying to purchase fingering weight yarn from a different company, but they vary in lengths and fall short of 462.

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    1. I used pretty much the entire skein. I have maybe five yards left. You could make a smaller shawl with less, or you could buy two skeins and make it larger than mine if you like.

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  18. This is a magnificent shawl,,, beautiful form and color. Thanks so much for sharing SMILE
    Buy Silk shawl online in USA at Karmaplace. You get a variety of different silk shawl collection.

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  19. After row 6, there are an odd number of stitches on the right side of the marker .When you start Row 1 again, the pattern has the need for an even number of stitches- k1 then a bunch of k2s then a knit 1 before the marker. But there are not an even number is stitches left from row 6.
    Please help!

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    1. The pattern repeat for the garter section in just rows 5 and 6. I’m not quite sure what part you’re talking about, but if you’re referring to row 1 of the edging, that row calls for an odd number, and works after a row 6. In a row 6, that k1, the center stitch, is right after the marker, so when you go to either a row 5 in the garter section, or a row 1 or 3 in the lace section, that same center stitch is right before the marker, so all the stitches line up.

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  20. I was making a sample. I figured it out. Once I removed the marker, I could figure out the pattern. Sorry for the panic. The real one is looking nice already!

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  21. I am having trouble with too many stitches on one side. I think it might be row 4 and the(2) once more. How many stitches should I end up with on rows 4,5 and 6
    Thanks

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  22. Hi Alissa. My name is Pat and I would love to make your summertime shawl in a luxurious cashmere for the colder months in CT , especially for a Christmas present for my sister-in-law. During the winter months, she usually keeps on a cashmere scarf all day long. I would hope it could come out light and airy but still be warm. What do you think? Any idea as to how much yarn to buy and the size needles to use? Thx for a reply.

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    1. The amount of yarn and the needle size depends on the weight of the yarn you choose. If you use the same weight, fingering, you could use the same needle size as me and the same amount of yarn to make it the same size. Maybe to make it warmer, you could make it bigger or go down one needle size to make the fabric denser? I think it would still be warm even if you kept the needles larger, just because cashmere would be warm. Hope this is helpful!

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  23. I have about 700 yds of lace weight silk and merino yarn. Wondering how wide shawl sh be before I switch to lace pattern, and still have enough yarn to finish? Thanks

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