Summer Rain Shawl by Jem Arrowsmith

Summer Rain Shawl

Knitting
July 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, see notes
US 5 - 3.75 mm
766 - 875 yards (700 - 800 m)
one size
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Originally published in The Knitter Magazine (issue 139), the Summer Rain Shawl was inspired by fresh raindrops glistening in the outbreak of the sun.

Gauge: 19 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

The pretty crescent shaped shawl is worked in two sections. The top section is worked first, from the top down and knitting in garter stitch to create a soft and textured body. The border section is then worked from the bottom up, starting with the vertical lines of beads and yarnover lace.

A contrast colour yarn is joined to work the raindrop motif section incorporating subtle beads that twinkle throughout. The 2 sections are then grafted together at the end.

Video tutorials are provided in the pattern as well as a handy stitch count and progress tracker sheet.

Skills / Techniques Used – Knit, purl, increases, decreases, lace stitches, beadwork

Sizes – One size

Measurements – The finished blocked item measures 82” (208cm) wingspan and 20” (50cm) depth

Materials

• Yarn A (Cream) - 3.5 oz / 100g, 440yd / 400m 4 ply or fingering weight yarn. The yarn used in the pattern pictures is Under the Olive Tree, 100% Superwash Merino, in the Bunny Tails colour (1 skein)
• Yarn B (Blue) - 3.5 oz / 100g, 440yd / 400m 4 ply or fingering weight yarn. The yarn used in the pattern pictures is Under the Olive Tree, 100% Superwash Merino, in the Seafoam colour (1 skein)
• 2 x US size 5 (3.75mm) 32” (80cm) circular needles
• 23 x stitch markers (optional for if you want to mark off the lace repeats)
• 477 size 6 knitting beads. The beads used in the pattern are Debbie Abrahams size 6 beads, colour 42.
• 0.75mm crochet hook for adding the beads
• 1 tapestry needle for weaving in the ends

Gauge: 22 stitches and 33 rows to 4 inches / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking

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