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Sommerfrische is a cotton shawl with simple lace details. Knitted with a worsted weight yarn it is great for beginners, for those who are new to knitting as well as for those who want to knit their first shawl and are afraid of thin yarn and complicated stitch patterns. The pattern comes written except for the lace part which is charted. Sommerfrische was very popular in the 19th century, but this word is hardly used or even known in today's German, it refers to the habit of rather wealthy townspeople to spend the summer in the countryside. You can cover your shoulders with Sommerfrische on chilly summer evenings or at your air-conditioned office. The pattern contains tips how to knit a bigger shawl. This way you can easy customize the pattern, if you are using a lighter weight yarn. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY CO/BO knit purl yarn over knit 2 together slip 1 stitch pass slipped stitch over GAUGE 20 stitches x 34 rows in stockinette stitch for a 4x4" (10x10cm) swatch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS height 161/2" (42 cm), width 63" (160cm) SUGGESTED YARN 400 yards of Worsted weight

Supplies Needed

  • US 6 (4mm) circular needle of 40" (100cm) length
  • 2 stitch markers
  • tapestry needle

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I'm a knitter!!! I was 8 years old when I asked my grandmother at a birthday party if she could teach me knitting sometime and she did it immediately. And after years of frustration I gave it up, I even was about to gift all my wool and needles, fortunately my room mate didn't want the needles. Then when I was 24/25 the knitting passion hit me again. Since then I didn't put my needles down any more.