Is it too hot to knit where you are? Gaze upon some pretty projects instead!
There are a lot of shawls again, but I got some sweaters, too and even a crocheted project. (Which it not really equal time, LOL).
This fabulous cowl is the “Square in a Square Cowl” by Haus of Yarn (Facebook), a local yarn store in Nashville.
It is a store design and is available as a kit when you purchase the yarn to knit the cowl.
This simple, textured shawl is also knit using a Juniper Moon Farm yarn. Sabine is a scrumptious 40% Cotton, 30% Merino Wool, 30% Royal Llama blend available in 20 colors.
The Pemberton Shawl is an original design by Loop, a local yarn store in Philadelphia. It’s a free pattern on their blog!
This is what they say about the pattern:
Pemberton is a triangular shawl featuring bands of reverse stockinette on a stockinette field. It’s small enough to carry in your bag, but big enough to keep you warm when you don’t have – or don’t want to wear – a jacket. Made with Juniper Moon Farm’s Sabine yarn, a blend of cotton, merino wool, and llama, it’s great for three-season wear.
They knit it using 3 skeins of Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool, a squishy 45%Wool, 35%Silk, 20%Nylon blend available in a wide range of colors. You can see more pictures of the shawl on the Elsebeth Lavold Facebook page.
Painted Desert is a KFI brand, fingering weight 100% Superwash Wool with approximately 437 yards per 100g ball. It is available in 1o self-striping colors. Contact Two Rivers Yarns for info about the color used in this shawl.
Speaking of striped shawls, this spectacular version of Metalouse was knit by a customer at Annie & Company Needlepoint, in the “city that never sleeps”.
Metalouse is a free Stephen West shawl pattern on Knitty.com.
The fabulous colors in this version come from Noro Shiraito yarn, a soft and cuddly 45% Cashmere, 45% Angora, 10% Wool blend. Contact the store to find out the color used.
“This top was sooo fun to make. The pattern just flowed and I love the denim cotton yarn!”–The Yarn Bank
The Daisy Duke pattern is in Louisa Harding book, #125 Jesse. With no sleeves and just the side seams to sew, you’ll be wearing it in no time.
Jesse yarn is a 100% Cotton Denim available in 16 colors.
This great crocheted cardigan is another Two Rivers Yarns project.
They tell us:
Coral is one of the “in” colors this season, but if it’s not to your liking the 100% Egyptian Cotton Phoenix is available in 48 colors.
Another wonderful summer top is this beauty from River Boutique and Yarn, located in Wisconsin. Isn’t the lace inset great? Contact the store for pattern details!
Bes used Araucania Cau-Cau yarn, a wonderful 60% Pima Cotton, 40% Silk blend with approximately 138 yards per 50g hank.
Another great Cau-cau project is this cowl at The Naked Sheep Knit Shop (Facebook).
“Just knit up Cat Bordhi’s Lacy Moebius Cowl in one of the new yarns that just arrived at The Naked Sheep Knit Shop. I used 2 skeins of Cau-Cau, an Auracania Yarn from Knitting Fever Inc. So soft and silky!”–The Naked Sheep Knit Shop
Last, but not least, is this cozy cowl from Orchardside Yarn Shop. I put it at the bottom because I didn’t want you to get overheated looking at it!
The “Spiral Scarf/Cowl” is available as a kit from Oarchardside. It is knit with Ella Rae Mega and a sparkly carry-along yarn.
I hope you found this week’s round-up inspirational! For more information on any of these projects contact the highlighted stores.