Country Summer

Finished Country Summer Shawl draped over a chair in the sunshine.

I began this project the end of summer 2013; my first full summer in the country. I enjoyed watching all the different stages the wheat goes through out here, from planting to harvest to loading the trains headed to the mill. When the Lace edition of Knitting Traditions came out last fall, it held a new motif from Russian knitting, wheat. I knew I had to make something with it. I started looking for other motifs and found strawberries and honeycomb, both big parts of a county summer, so the following shawl was born.

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  • chart reading
  • picking up stitches
  • working the pattern on both sides of the work
  • increases and decreases


Desired length circular needles in US size 2 / 2.75MM

18 stitch markers

1,800 yards lace weight yarn approximately 150g/6oz

The model was worked using hand spun merino/tencel blend dyed with Kool-Aid.


24“ x 72” / 60cm x 180cm

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