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 โ€œSummer Travelsโ€ 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 knitCompanionยฎ 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) 42โ€ (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 4โ€ (10cm) in unblocked stockinette stitch. Although gauge is not critical, it will affect overall size and yarn requirements.