Summer Travels by Cindy Garland
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Summer Travels

May 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Unblocked Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
950 yards (869 m)
One size
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Traveling stitches create this unique and dramatic design in our Summer Travels shawl.

Originally released as our Summer 2014 Mystery Knit-Along.

This large, easy to wear 2 color shawl is knitted in fingering weight yarn using highly contrasted yarn and traveling stitches to create interesting patterns and lace.

The pattern creates a uniquely shaped square back, triangle shawl. Beading is optional, but a great introduction to using beads.

Once again our friends at Stunning String Studio are offering “Summer Travels” yarn kits including yarn, beads and stitch markers in your choice of colors.

There are a lot of discussions about this pattern in the Wild Prairie Knits group, so come and join us.

This pattern is knitCompanion® supported. What does that mean?

Skills: Pattern is fully written out and charted. Basic knit increases and decreases (yo, k2tog, ssk) are included, but anything beyond that is explained in detail. Pattern offers a good introduction to traveling stitches and beading.

Yarn: Stunning String Superwash Fingering (100% Superwash Merino, 475 yds (434 m), 100 grams) or any fingering weight yarn: MC: Coffee Beans, 1 skein; CC: Linen, 1 skein shown.
Or any fingering weight yarn, 475 yards (434 m) each of 2 colors.

Yarn Recommendations: Pattern was written with contrasting solid/semi-solid colors in mind. Ideally, you want a light solid and a dark solid.

Needles: US 6 (4 mm) 42” (107 cm) circular needle, or size required to obtain gauge.

Other: 25 Stitch Markers
Optional: 280 Seed Beads 6/0 & crochet hook US 10-14 (1.25 - 0.75 mm) or size that will fit your bead. If you prefer, you may use Super Floss or a beading tool to apply the beads. Note: Beads will sit on both MC & CC yarn.

Gauge: 18 stitches & 30 rows per 4” (10cm) in unblocked stockinette stitch. Although gauge is not critical, it will affect overall size and yarn requirements.