Someone recently asked me if I knit in the summer months and my immediate internal response was, “I’m sorry, have we met?” However, after thinking about it, I realized that I keep two projects in rotation at all times.
The first being a moderate to experienced project to keep my knitting brain active and the second being a simple project that’s perfect for on-the-go social knitting. In the summer my knitting bag mostly consists of the latter – and I’m excited to share my recently completed summer project, Hewson.
Knit out of The Fibre Co. Road to China Lace in blue diamond, Hewson is an asymmetrical shawl featuring an eyelet picot edging that’s worked throughout the entire body of the shawl. This shawl only took 80 gm/525 yd of the 100 gm/656 yd skein and almost measures 4 ft in length, so really the sky’s the limit with this one!
DESIGNER: Leah McGlone
YARN: The Fibre Co. Road to China Lace (65% baby alpaca, 15% silk, 10% camel + 10% cashmere; 656 yards/ 100 gm skein): blue diamond, 1 skein.
GAUGE: 26 sts + 36 rows + 4″ (10 cm) on US 5 (3.75 mm) needles.
NEEDLES: 1 – 24″ (60 cm) US 5 (3.75 mm) circular or pair straights.
SIZE: 32.5″ (82.5 cm) at widest point + 44.5″ (113 cm) length.
SKILLS: Knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing.
WORTHY OF NOTE: Hewson is worked back and forth on straight needles, if you prefer you may work back and forth on circular needles.
yo2: double yarn over.
ROW 1 (RS): (K, p, k) into first st, yo2, k until end. – 4 sts inc’d.
ROW 2 (WS): P to yo2, (p1, k1) into yo2, p3tog. – 2 sts dec’d.
Rep rows 1 + 2 for pattern.
BODY: CO 2 sts and work body pattern until piece meas. 44.5″ (113 cm) from CO edge, ending after working a Row 2. BO all sts and block to measurements.
Happy knitting and don’t forget to show us your WIP’s on Instagram using the #kelbournewoolens, #madewithkelbournewoolens, and #madewiththefibreco tags!