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Sneak peek: Summer Solstice shawl

June 2, 2020
By Janina Kallio

Summer Solstice shawl pattern from Woolenberry

The second pattern in the 2020 Shawl Club goes live on Thursday!

Summer Solstice is a beautiful and light triangle shawl that’s fun to knit. You won’t want to put your needles down!

Using two colours, you alternate garter stitch stripes with a simple yet delicate lace pattern. Summer Solstice is worked diagonally with increases on one side only, creating a slightly asymmetric triangle.

I stretched my comfort zone with these colours (so yellow and bright!) and was a bit worried how it would turn out. Would it be too much for me? Would I feel comfortable wearing the shawl?

But now that it’s finished and blocked, I’m so happy with the summery colours I chose. It’s like a big batch of sunshine!

And the speckled yarn (also a rarity on my needles) adds a fun detail to the lace. When I asked last year’s Shawl Club members what they hoped for this year, a pattern for a speckled and solid combo was requested.

I instantly knew I wanted to use the speckled yarn for stripes and lace. But the trick with speckles is that they “eat up” the fine details, so the lace pattern needed to be straightforward and robust enough to carry the speckles. I really like how the shawl turned out!

I used La Bien Aimée Merino Singles (100% merino wool; 366 m / 400 yds per 100 g) in colours Namu and Golden Ochre. But you can use your own fingering weight favourite.

One skein of each colourway is enough. You’ll need about 330 m / 360 yds of C1 yarn and 256 m / 280 yds of C2 yarn.

And if speckles are not your thing, you can naturally knit this shawl with two solid colours. Maybe you already have something perfect in your yarn stash?

I’ll send the pattern to all 2020 Shawl Club members on Thursday, as soon as Summer Solstice goes live!

Summer Solstice is exclusive to the 2020 Shawl Club and won’t be available individually until 2021.

If you’re not a 2020 Shawl Club member yet, join now! You’ll get the first club shawl, Spring Delight, immediately and Summer Solstice as soon as it goes live. The club includes a total of 4 shawls. The remaining 2 shawls will be released in August and November. The club price is a one-time payment and includes all 4 shawl patterns.

Join the 2020 Shawl Club here.

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