A vacation shawl: with or without the vacation
Last year my family went to Hawaii – it was a huge endeavor. It was our first proper family vacation (probably ever) and it was pretty amazing, but also dotted with the familiar challenges of travel and family and close quarters. I remember it as perfect, and that’s what matters. There were more than a few blissful moments sitting in the sand, staring out at the sea and letting this shawl take form on my needles. When it’s right, it’s right – and this shawl practically knit itself.
Memories and mental vacations might be as good as it gets right now, so if you find yourself silently screaming, “GET ME OUTTA HERE” in your heart, I feel you. Let’s knit our way out of this, shall we?
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Size: One size
Gauge: 26 st and 36 rows over 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch, blocked
Yarn: Fingering weight | Lolodidit Everyday Sock | 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon | 463 yards/ 423m in 100g (1 skein MC, 1 skein CC). Sample knit in Beauty School Dropout (MC) + Hippo for Dia de Los Muertos (CC)
Yardage is an estimate and may vary based on your gauge (especially row gauge) and yarn choice. If in doubt, please round up.
Needles: US Size 6/4mm circular needles (32-40 in/80-100 cm length) Note: Adjust your needle size, if necessary, to obtain correct gauge.
Finished Measurements: 54”/138 cm wide, 19”/48 cm top to bottom (measured from center)
NOTE: Patterns purchased/downloaded prior to 10/26/20 please download the updated file and note correction on page 6.