Saturday, April 10, 2021

Joji’s summer translated into a shawl

Joji has a new pattern - meet her Linen Summer Shawl. 

Photos © Joji Locatelli

OK, we all know a shawl doesn’t need to be knit for a specific season… Nor do we need to use exclusively one type of yarn to make it, but bear with me: this shawl meant SUMMER, with capital letters, sunshine and a heartwarming temperature when I knitted it, and I really couldn’t think of any better name for it! 

This is MY SUMMER translated into a shawl. 

It is constructed from tip top tip. It starts really easy, like a smooth warm-up into the knitting that will come later: some ribbing bands to break up the main color sections and the piece the resistance: some ribbed lace at the end. This detail contributes to the beautiful reversibility of our Linen Summer Shawl. I hope you love the challenge. Trust me: you are up to it, and it is not any more difficult than any other lace pattern.

You can purchase the pattern on Joji’s website

Joji took a lot of pictures - they are all so beautiful so I am sharing.

I put together colour combinations before leaving the store this afternoon. Joji used a wool/linen blend but I am using 100% wool fingering weight singles for my colours. 

I used tosh merino light for a lot of my combinations. Sugar Coat is in all my pictures but you can use Sugar Coat (right) or Paper (left). They are very close and it is a personal preference. 

Harvest and Undergrowth
Coquette Deux and Rose
Heart Hands and Translation
Cousteau and Winter Wheat
Winter Wheat and Oak

Eleven Dark and Elizabeth Taylor

Life in the Long Grass Singles - Gorse, Wolf and Sphaira

Hedgehog Skinny Singles - Kelp, Crystal and Wish
Skinny Singles - Purple Reign, Crystal and Sorry Not Sorry
You can mix any of the Skinny Single colours to make a beautiful shawl.

I’m sitting at the dining room table writing and watching the Masters. Dinner is almost ready so it’s time to sign off. 

1 comment:

Lois Evensen said...

What a lovely shawl and so many color options!