draped in summer . . . .

Three finished objects are having their day in the sun . . . . . .

The first is the Winter Wander Shawl designed by Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade. I knit it in Hedgehog Fibres Twist Sock, Granny Colourway (garter stitch section), and Rowan Kidsilk Haze (beaded section). I used #6 Miyuki beads from Fire Mountain Gems, applying them using the crochet hook method.

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The second is the Party On My Needles Shawl by Joji Locatelli. I knit it in two hanks of Baerenwolle Silky Baer in the Vanilla Sprinkles colour way. The two hanks were very different in colour so, when I reached the lace section, I alternated each hank every two rows until I ran out of #1, then finished off with #2. The green stripes were worked in Madeline Tosh Eurosock in the Goblin colour way.

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The third is a pair of summery socks, on the home stretch.  Knit in a very patient yarn from my stash. This is a speckled/self-striping yarn, that came along long before its time.  DGB Confetti: long wearing and great fun to knit!  These are knit in a Working Hands Studio pattern using KnitPicks Stroll as the contrast for heels and toes.

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Soft and pretty knits for the beautiful summery days and evenings, here in the Pacific Northwest.