Have a few skeins of fingering-weight yarn that need something to do this summer? Bring two or a few colors together to play in Summer Camp, an easy-to-memorize and easy-to-modify shawl that makes an effortless, low-key knit. It’s perfect for pairing a crazy variegated or a speckled colorway with a coordinating solid, or for using leftovers or a gradient set. The shawl is worked sideways with a knitted-on edging, and the simple instructions mean you can knit one up from wherever your summer days take you. Can be knit in singly ply or multi-plied fingering weight yarn. Resizing is easy - just add stripes! The final scallop directions will work as written as long as you increase by full stripes.
If you like having a row-by-row stitch count, there is a separate pdf available to download.
Kit includes pattern and selected yarn. For yarn winding services, click here. Malabrigo and Baah Yarn look so lovely together that we have included some wonderful combinations.
Sock or Fingering Weight
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Tosh Merino Light by Madelinetosh (100% Merino Wool; 400yds): 1 Skein in Color A & Color B.
ALTERNATE YARN: Sock by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/440yds): 1 Skein each in Color A & Color B. Kettle-dyed in small batches in Uruguay to create lovely variegated shades that range from striking to subtle mottling of the finished garment.
ALTERNATE YARN: La Jolla by Baah Yarn (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 115g/400 yds): 1 Skein each in Color A & Color B. Use Make My Heart Sing & Midas Touch to closely match the images. Hand-dyed in California in 3 distinct styles: Speck-Tacular, Dipped & Dappled & Semi Solids.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 68" Wide x 14" tall at point
YARDAGE: 400yds Color A & 400yds Color B
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner
NEEDLES: Size US 5 / 3.75mm circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch Markers, Tapestry Needle
GAUGE: 22 sts = 4" in unblocked garter stitch
Shawl Images courtesy of Fogbound Knits