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Summer Blooms Shawl
Summer Blooms Shawl by Susanna IC
Needle and yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
Malabrigo Yarn Lace
1410 yards in stash
423 yards, 45 grams 0.9 skeins = 423.0 yards (386.8m)
9 11 2
Compatto Yarn Salon in Santa Monica, California

I think a loose cast-on is key to this shawl looking good. I didn’t go up in size on the cast-on, remembering what Joan Schroeder always says about how a larger needle just makes a bigger row of stitches, not a looser edge. So I tried to just really separate the stitches on the needle while casting on. Of course, now I live in fear of the edge not being loose enough when I get to blocking it. I don’t like it when the edges just look rounded and don’t have strong points…

This is for my boyfriend’s mom, because her husband (L’s father) just passed away. :(

Using size 8/0 TOHO beads in a purple color. I am using leftover beads from another project.

Can’t believe I used less than a skein. For the cast-on, I used two different strands while long-tailing so I didn’t need to figure out how long to make it. The edge was loose enough, but could have been even a little more loose.

I need to get a picture of Carol with this shawl/scarf!

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About this pattern
Summer Blooms Shawl
by Susanna IC
from Interweave Knits, Summer 2012
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About this yarn
by Malabrigo Yarn
Lace / 2 ply
100% Merino
470 yards / 50 grams
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  • Originally queued: May 7, 2012
  • Project created: May 6, 2013
  • Finished: May 24, 2013
  • Updated: May 31, 2013