Summerisle by Karie Westermann


June 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in blocked lace
US 6 - 4.0 mm
580 - 600 yards (530 - 549 m)
one size: 170cm x 69 cm / 67" x 27" (size modifications are included)
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Often people say that shawls are difficult to wear. I set out to design a shawl that was as practical and easy to wear as it is beautiful. Meet Summerisle.

The shawl uses two different textures — one lace/cable combination that pops in handdyed yarn; the other an open lace stitch that flows effortlessly — separated by easy eyelets and finished by a picot cast-off.

I made sure to balance the stitch patterns to make the resulting shawl wearable and decidedly non-fussy.

Summerisle uses one of my favourite shawl constructions — the humble triangular shape — and I chose a handdyed yarn with subtle, yet rich variegation to showcase the stitch patterns.

Instructions for upsizing the shawl are included. The pattern is charted.