Shawls in Summer
Summer fun for many means getting outside, enjoying warmer temperatures, and vacations. While we enjoy many of those activities, knitting and crocheting still remains at the top of our list. Shawls are a wonderful project for summer as they are light in your lap, easily portable, and can be put to use when finished to keep chills from an air conditioner at away. In this blog post we want to shine a spotlight on several shawl projects in YarnSisters and Zealana yarns!
The Colliers Wood Shawl (left), in Black Pearl Fingering, is a beautiful design from Jill Wolcott. Featured as part of Love of Knitting’s Knit Accessories issue, with a focus on skill-building, this is a project that is appears more complex than it actually is. This one is done in ”Blue Lagoon” but would also look fantastic in Tahitian! Tahitian is actually the colorway of Black Pearl Fingering used in the Cotton Candy Wrap (right). Nathalie O’Shea designed this interesting crochet shawl that is sure to bring color and elegance to any occasion.
The Mesh Shawlette, by Ellen Liguori, in Zealana Performa Rimu, draws a lot of positive attention when people see it on display. A quick check of Ravelry for more shawl inspiration in Rimu led us to bayes001’s Traveling Woman (center) and surly’s Rhodocrosite.
Air Laceweight is something extraordinary—an ultra soft, durable, pill-resistant yarn that is lighter and warmer than 100% cashmere. Here are two shawls we just love: Melissa Leapman’s Aimee Shawl, in Natural, and the Paisley Leaf Stole, in Olive, by Lois Young.
Big Flower Little Flower, by Mary-Anne Mace, is a brand new design for Zealana Kauri. This easy top-down crescent shaped shawl has a little bit of everything and is a sure show stopper! As we continue to enjoy the summer days that are sure to turn into fall all too quickly, we are excited about Nathalie O’shea’s design in the Fall Love of Knitting, the Burlywood Wrap. Wavy stripes and a lovely lace pattern give this beautiful shawl some edge.