first welcome to the lake project--a summer shawl

Our FIRST project for the month of June in our "Welcome to the Lake" Knit Along is a summer shawl.   What is a summer shawl?  Well, a summer shawl might have a summertime reference in the title (literally summer or something more abstract like, sun, lake, water, etc.). It may be part of a summer pattern series or even knit out of a summer-themed colorway! 

Remember, yarns you choose for your project will be discounted 20% off through the first week of June at AGY. Be sure to follow along here as you work through your projects.  We will be posting progress of our own work!  And if you would like to join in an online discussion about your projects, join us over on Ravelry at our group page (found here), we will have updates of our own work as well!

For the Welcome to the Lake series, you can use stash yarn to participate and all finished projects will be eligible for drawings for prizes.  To be eligible for the giveaway, your finished shawl must be posted to the June Finished Shawl thread on our AGY Ravelry Group (found here) by midnight on June 30th!

I've compiled some initial summer shawl project ideas to get your minds racing with what you might choose to do.

 

First up, with a gorgeous side-to-side construction is the Sweet Summer Shawl by Michelle Krause.  A simple garter stitch in the body with a gorgeous openwork edging creates a nice, light feel without a lot of fuss.  Perfect for a summer evening.

One of our favorite companies at AGY, SweetGeorgia, has a gorgeous Shattered Sun Shawl pattern.  Personally, I would make it out of a yarn that's a bit heavier than specified (they call for lace) and go up a needle size so I could wear it in both the summer and the fall. 

The Water's Edge shawl by cabinfour is a beautiful, simple triangle shawl construction that would work up quickly!  With that name it really is meant to be made for a Welcome to the Lake Knit Along, no?  I think this one calls for the soft, natural colors of Swans Island yarns. 

 

That's a few ideas to get started on the June project.  I apologize ahead of time for the hours lost scrolling through ideas!  I will be sure to post our AGY picks as we narrow down our choices.  What to do, what to do...

 

knit happy!  libby