The original version of this pattern is available in Interweave Knits Accessories 2009, which is still available for sale online in the Interweave Store.
This e-book contains extensively re-written, re-edited, re-everything, instructions as listed below:
New/Improved Stuff in the Summer Comfort Shawls e-book version:
- The instructions for both shawls are written out in full;
- There is an additional, newly done, chart for the entire lace panel on the back of the Summer Shawlette, rather than simply a single repeat;
- All known errata to date are included;
- The needle size has been adjusted from U.S. Size 10 to a much more sensible U.S. Sizes 5 and 6 (hooray!);
- There is a step-by-step, easier-to-follow, photo tutorial for the garter tab start;
- The instructions for managing stitch markers are clearer, and there are fewer of them (the markers, I mean);
- The instructions for the shoulder shaping have been vastly simplified thanks to an easier way to mark each shoulder stitch;
- Stitch counts have been charted out for all rows of each of the main panels, to make spotting mistakes a bit easier;
- The infamous “Row 35” has been thoroughly re-written;
- I added stitch counts for a sock yarn version for both shawls, in addition to the original DK versions.
- I took new photos (some of which are not available yet, naturally);
- Better/clearer photos are on the way. Promise.
The Summer Comfort e-book will be free until midnight on December 31, 2016.
(After that, I will probably ask you in a blog post what you think folks could pay for it, given that these shawls are frequently used as prayer shawls. I am trying to balance the immense amount of work I put into these patterns against the fact that life is spendy these days.)
From the original introduction in “Sweet Somethings” online collection (no longer available):
“Lace - Who can resist the satisfaction of watching a well-delineated pattern of tiny holes emerge after several rows of knitting? We can’t. So for this issue’s staff project, we gave ourselves the challenge of working up a project in a simple lace pattern. We chose little arrowhead lace, a simple six-stitch/four-row pattern from Barbara G. Walker’s A Treasury of Knitting Patterns (Schoolhouse Press, 1998).”
This description is from Interweave Knits, Summer 2006, but the pattern itself does not appear in the magazine, only online, as part of a staff project called “Sweet Somethings”.