My Summer Song by Lisa Hannes

My Summer Song

June 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1000 yards (914 m)
length: 227cm/89.4“, depth: 58cm/22.8”
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My Summer Song is a fun to knit crescent shaped shawl worked in garter stripes, which open up in various spots to play with different lace and multiple coloured crescent inserts.

It’s a perfect project for using up small leftovers, partial skeins or those cute little mini-skeins.

It is a crescent shaped shawl which is knitted top-down in one piece from the centre out. Pattern is fully written out as well as charted.

Did you enjoy knitting my Take It All pattern? Then you will love this one also. It is based on that idea but developed further and taken into a different shape.

So, grab your miniskeins or leftovers, go as colourful or subtle as you like, and combine them in this large & cosy wrap!

Designed for fingering weight yarn in solid/semisolid colourways.
Allow approx. 840yds/768m of MC and 160yds/150m total of CC to get the size of the sample.
Yarn used for sample:
Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (fingering weight, 100g = 420yds/384m),
1 skein each in Composition Book Grey (MC1) and Antler (MC2).
Amounts and colourways used for inserts: 2g in Coquette (CC1), 3g in Cousteau (CC2), 7g in Button Jar Blue (CC3), 2g in Rose (CC4), 3g in Vishnu (CC5), 7g in Dusk (CC6), 4g in Betty Draper‘s Blues (CC7), 10g in Coquette (CC8)

length: approx. 227cm/89.4“
depth: approx. 58cm/22.8”

Not critical for this project but differences will affect yardage requirements and the finished size.
Gauge on sample: 19 sts x 38 rows = 10x10cm/4x4“ in garter stitch after blocking
Needles: 3.75 mm / US 5 , or size to obtain gauge

I hope you’ll enjoy the pattern!

Many thanks to my fantastic testers for their invaluable help&feedback and for their amazing knits:
knittingnoodler, HonestBloom, milosofathens, lisav2207, Lennja, alphastrick, KittyGrandMa, cascon10, stickundstrick, Lousquared

It has been brought to my attention that there has been a pattern released before mine with a similar appearance. The approach of the two designs is different as well as the construction techniques. Please check out the pattern here to see if you prefer this design.