Summertide Shawl by Helen Stewart

Summertide Shawl

Knitting
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
875 yards (800 m)
One Size
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Originally an MKAL, this is now the complete pattern.

There’s always a certain wistfulness as the summer drifts towards its end. Our thoughts turn to things like school and schedule, and the freedom and joy of long summer days begins to fade.

But there’s another side to the end of summertime: as we return from summer vacations and the kids head back to school, pockets of time may begin to open up, where you can indulge yourself with projects of your own. It’s a time to set off on some adventures just for you.

That’s where the Summertide Shawl Mystery Knit-Along will work its magic.

Create a beautiful new shawl, inspired by those precious holiday feelings: freedom from workaday responsibilities, the wanderlust of global nomads exploring a brand new city, and the glittery joy of dancing the year’s shortest night away at a solstice festival.

Summertide reinterprets familiar favourites with a carefree bohemian vibe: you can look forward to beautiful lace and a modern, feminine and romantic sensibility with a twist.

I’ve written Summertide in my beloved percentage checklist format so you can keep track of stitch counts, yardage requirements and pace yourself throughout the KAL. I’ve charted the lace sections, too. With all that reassurance it will be easier to relax, let go, and just let the pattern unfold before your eyes.

Thank you so much to Knitting Pipeline, The Knit Girllls, Truly Myrtle, and Tinkhickman at A World of Imagination for your lovely words about the MKAL!

Size
One size

Finished Measurements
Approximately 183cm (72”) diameter across top edge
46cm (18”) neck to bottom edge
Measurements after blocking

Yarn
Skein Top Draw Sock 85% merino, 15% nylon 400m/437yds per skein, 2 x 100g skeins

Skein Merino Cashmere 80% merino, 20% cashmere 400m/437yds per skein, 2 x 95g skeins

Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light 100% merino, 384m/420yds per skein, 2 x 115g skeins

The sample used approximately:
Colour A: 270m/294yds
Colour B: 346m/378yds

Needles
4mm (US 6), 100cm (40”) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge)

Notions
Tapestry needle

Gauge
20 sts/32 rows = 10cm (4”) in stockinette stitch after blocking
Exact gauge is not critical but may affect the amount of yarn needed if different