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Summer shawls to knit: Lake Song & Wild Cherries

July 31, 2020
By Janina Kallio

Summer is the perfect time to knit an ethereal lace shawl, don’t you agree? Especially when the lace is easier to knit than it looks!

I designed both Lake Song and Wild Cherries three summers ago and still love them both. These shawls are a pleasure to knit and with an asymmetric triangle shape they’re easy and versatile to wear.

Lake Song

Lake Song shawl pattern rom Woolenberry

Lake Song has a beautiful, continuous lace pattern that’s meditative and surprisingly easy to knit. With two skeins of fingering weight yarn, your shawl will be perfectly sized for when you need just a little bit of warmth.

I used Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% merino; 384 m / 420 yds per skein) in my shawl, but you can substitute with your favourite fingering weight yarn.

Get the Lake Song pattern here

Wild Cherries

Wild Cherries shawl pattern from Woolenberry

Wild Cherries uses lace weight yarn, but you knit it with 4 mm / US 6 needles, so it’s guaranteed to be lightweight and flowy.

I knitted my shawl in 100% merino (Madelinetosh Prairie; 768 m / 840 yds per skein), but it would be perfect for indulging in a soft silk blend as well. You only need one skein!

Get the Wild Cherries pattern here

I decided to update both patterns this summer. They now include optional charted instructions for the lace as well as detailed stitch counts, suggested bind off method and blocking instructions.

Which one will you cast on first?

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