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Hi, my name is Mary Gildersleeve. I began designing shortly after teaching myself to knit at the age of 8, primarily because I do not take commands very well and I also could not afford the fancy ...

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A Slice of Summer shawl

from By Hand, With Heart
(6) Name: 'Knitting : A Slice of Summer shawl
A Slice of Summer shawl
A Slice of Summer shawl
A Slice of Summer shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • understanding of working YOs, ssk, k2tog, twisted stitches
  • lace knitting experience a plus

Pattern Description:

This shawl, knit from the center top down, is a half-circle sampler of lace patterns. From the leaf edging (that's knit as you go) to the four tiers of different lace stitches, this shawl is a great lace tutorial. Using approx 450 yds of color-changing cotton fingering yarn (sample used Wolle's Yarn Creations in "Magnolia"), the shawl is a slice of summer ... perfect for summer days by the pool ... or summer evenings at a candle-lit dinner. Directions are both charted and written-out.

C'mon, grab a slice of summer!

shawl is started at the top with a garter tab of 9 sts.
there is a Lace Edging along the straight-edge of this shawl
lace pattern tiers are separated by inc rows to achieve the half-circle
all stitch pattern directions/charts are placed near where you will use them in the pattern
to make this shawl longer (after obtaining more yarn, of course), rep the final lace pattern (a 2-row rep) up to a total of 20 times to maintain the ratio


18sts x 24 rws = 4 inches stockinette (worked flat and blocked)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • approx 50-inches across the half-circle; 24-inch from neck to hem


  • approx 450 yards of fingering weight 100% cotton (sample used 1 skein of Wolle's Yarn Creations in "Magnolia")
  • US #6 cirs - 16- and 40/48- inch lengths
  • stitchmarkers
  • blocking pins, wires, boards (optional)

Suggested yarn:

450 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Wolle's Yarn Creations