It's time to pull out the Rowan Summer Tweed again for yet another project. After a couple of incarnations, said yarn is becoming a beautiful summer shawl. Luscious to knit, Rowan Summer Tweed is 70% silk/30% cotton and feels a bit stiff at first. It softens as I knit and transforms into this lovely shawl. The cream and nutty brown colors are Summer Tweed combined with the soft green and purple stash yarns for the stripes.
I loved this pattern from the first moment I saw it! It is knit from the neck down is alternating sections of stockinette stripes and a simple lace pattern. The sizing can be adjusted by the yarn weight and needle size that you choose. This WW and size nine needles is yielding a nice shawl size, but would probably be too heavy for a neck kerchief. It would be lovely with DK and a smaller needle size. The pattern pictures show gorgeous striping with variegated yarn. I wanted to use only stash yarn and didn't have suitable yarn in variegated so my stripes are solid colors in cream, soft green, and purple. The pattern is the "Suzon Shawl" by Cecile Berne.
What do you have on your needles??