Say hello to the Sweet Summer Shawl!
I so enjoyed working with SweetGeorgia Yarns CashSilk Lace on my Heavenly Cowl pattern that I just had to work with another SweetGeorgia Yarn. And so the Sweet Summer Shawl was born. It is designed in SweetGeorgia CashLuxe Fine and is shown here in the Mist colourway.
The Sweet Summer Shawl is knit in one piece from one end to the other. The lace edging is knit along with the body of the shawl. It is not sewn or knitted on later. It’s easy peasy! To start, fewer than 20 stitches are cast on and increases are worked every several rows for the first half of the shawl. Then decreases are worked every several rows in the second half to bring the stitch count back to the same number of stitches that were cast on. The body of the shawl is garter stitch. The lace stitches that are used are knit, k2tog, yo. So simple!
One skein of fingering or sock yarn is all that is needed to make this beautiful shawlette. The size is adjustable, depending on how much yarn is used. Weigh the yarn ahead of time, using a small kitchen scale. Half will be used for the increase section and half will be used for the decrease section. While knitting the increase section, weigh the remaining yarn every now and then to make sure that no more than half the yarn is used up before beginning the decrease section.
I also knitted the pattern with a skein of Malabrigo Yarn Sock to see what size shawlette it would make. I was able to do one more increase section and one more decrease section than the pattern calls for, making a slightly larger shawlette. So, no matter how much yarn is in the skein that you choose to use – the pattern can be adjusted to suit.