Details of the 3-colour Summer sample are on my blog.
A completely reversible shawl with a curious construction. It’s easy to wear and easy to make. It’s perfect for when you’re going to Stay Awhile and need more than a little Knit Night project.
This beautiful design is ideal for showing off two hand-dyed yarns in gorgeous stripes. It looks equally wonderful made in just one favourite hand-dyed yarn. You can go to town on your yarn choice; the simply elegant pattern will show it off well.
It’s also a flexible pattern: any yarn can be used in any gauge, from a heavy laceweight through fingering, right up to worsted or aran. If you use a lightweight yarn, optional beads can be added to the picot edging, highlighting the different colours you’ve chosen.
Customisable - it’s a very slight parallelogram (squashed rectangle). Shawls shown vary, but are around 40 x 160cm/16” x 63”.
The width is roughly a quarter of the length, so for example you could make approx 50x200cm/20”x79” with extra yarn.
Any yarn of your choice. Shown here in light fingering (blues & rusts), 4ply/sport (dark red) and DK (bronze).
Also shown with 1 colour main & 2 colours for contrast (Summer sample)
Circular needles with approx 100cm/40” cable or longer, for working in long rows.
For optional beads, with fingering/4ply yarns, you will also need 200 size 6 beads & 1mm crochet hook.
Choose a relatively loose gauge to give you a fabric that feels soft and drapes nicely.
Never added beads before? This is an ideal project with which to learn. I’ve written a photo-tutorial. You’ll also find there a 1-sheet pdf version you can print off to put in your project bag too.
Thank you to Akshata for tech editing.
Thank you to Mel, Nat, Denise, Claudia, Catherine & Amanda for sample & test knitting.