Another summery shawl for you today! I enjoyed designing Summerside so much that I decided to do a another semi circular shawl before the summer passes us by. I love this shape for hot weather, it sits gently on your shoulders without making you feel too smothered and I think it is perfect for a cool summer evening when the wind begins to blow a bit and those tanned shoulders need just a hint of warmth.
Rose Harbour Shawl is a semi circular shawl worked from the top down. It has a deep lace border that is adjustable in depth to suit your yardage available and desired size. The green version features 5 repeats of the lace pattern and is the perfect size for a summer shawl: (blocked) 42 inches by 17 inches deep. I really love the colorway, it’s Tosh Merino Light in Filagree.
I loved my first sample so much that I wanted to try a two color version. At 88 Stitches Yarn Shop last friday we had some excitement in the shop, a delivery from MadelineTosh. We have been waiting for Tosh Merino Light all summer and it had finally arrived! To say we were excited is an understatement that only a knitter would understand.
It was so difficult deciding on which colorways should come home with me. I wanted to adopt them all. But I finally made my selection. The day before I had blocked my first pattern sample for Rose Harbour using one of my cherished skeins of Tosh Merino Light from my stash and now I had multiple skeins of this same yarn in front of me, begging to be knit with. I choose two of the skeins, Cove and Badlands, and immediately began a second shawl with these two colors. I think they work really well together.
For this one, I did 6 repeats of the lace pattern and ended up with a blocked size of 50 inches wide by 18 inches deep.
I especially love the little edging, it’s a variation of the picot bind off that I came up with to help with blocking. There is a tiny hole above each picot that is perfect for blocking wires. This makes it a breeze to block a nice smooth curved edge at the bottom of the shawl.
Rose Harbour Shawl is available on Ravelry. Happy summer knitting.