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Summer Camp

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    • Knitting pattern for simple summer shawl
    • Photo tutorial and line-by-line stitch counts included
    • Suitable for advanced beginners

    Pattern measurements: only inches
    Pattern paper format: only US letter


    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.

    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.

    Finished measurements: approximately 173 cm wide and 35.5 cm deep

    Gauge: 22 stitches to 10 cm of unblocked garter stitch

    Note: Though conversions to the metric system have been made on this page for your convenience, the pattern itself uses American measurements.

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    Materials you need at home:

    • Approximately 880 m of fingering weight yarn. For the shawl used, about 440 m of each color were used
    • 3.75 mm/US 5 needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
    • Stitch markers - 13 locking markers to mark off the final scallops (optional, but they will help keep you on track)
    • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends