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5 Great Summer Shawls

The summer of shawls!! Wait Thats every summer, right? In my book it is!

Lightweightshawls are easy to transport (preferably to the beach), good for stash busting those dangsingle skeins, and not too heavy and sweaty for summer knitting. Here are 5 shawl patterns Imthinking about casting on this summer.

Knit N Slide, by Stephen West

Would it really be proper to consider knitting a shawl without at least glancing at one or twoStephen West patterns? No way! This ones got stripes and a unique lacy edge that will keepyour interest as you near the end of the project.

Succulent, by Maria Montzka

I wanted to include a genuine lace shawl on this post and Ive had Succulent in my favorites foryears now, always coming back to it. I really love top down triangular shawl construction; itmakes it easy to decide the final size of the piece.

Chevron Shawlette, by Annette Caughman

Another one thats been in the back of my mind for a few years now. Just right for one skein ofa speckled fingering weight skein that youve been saving. This pattern will show it offperfectly.

Macklin, by Susanne Sommer

Ok, so, confession. This pattern isnt even released yet and Ive already got my yarn andneedles waiting! One of my most used knitted items is a worsted weight brioche cowl, andwhen I saw this pattern I dreamed of the lighter weight version, but better! A lightweight wrapwith subtle stripes throughout, brioche short rows, and an I-cord finish.

Fragment Scarf, by Kristi Morrow

A mini-shawl of sorts, this lightweight, textured bandana is the perfect accessory to a summeroutfit. Another one skein (or less!) project good for toting around on your summer adventures.

Written by Emily Brewer, a knitting analogue photographer who has worked on and off in the knitting industry for 7 years for yarn shops, dyers and designers. Find her on Instagram as @tinydotsfibers and view her knitting pursuits at http://www.tinydotsfibers.com/