Summer KAL Progress

It’s a little shocking to think we’re already a little over halfway through our Spring/Summer Knit-Along season, and I’m trying very hard *not* to think about how there’s only six weeks left of real summer (it still feels like summer *just* got here!!)…

Looking back…

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Jared Flood’s “Rock Island” shawl, started in early April and finished mid-May. A triangle worked from the outside  in, you almost forget how tiresome that edging is by the time you finish!

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Started at the end of April and finished at the end of June, Kristen Kapur’s “Que Sera” cardigan. I knit mine in Universal’s Cotton Supreme yarn, a 100% cotton in a heavy-worsted weight, and couldn’t believe how easy it was to work with. Definitely my new favourite cotton yarn, I’m even contemplating knitting more sweaters in it in different colours.

And looking ahead…

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Here’s the beginning of my “Color Affection” shawl, a pattern by one of my favourite designers, Veera Valimaki. This KAL started mid-June, and we have one more meetup at the end of the summer. I’m a little further along than this now, but not by much. Time to get cracking!

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And starting this Sunday, “Coral” by Helga Isager, an easy top-down sleeveless summer number. This is a sample I knit up in Sirdar’s Baby Bamboo to familiarize myself with the pattern, but I found it a bit heavier than I would prefer for a warm-weather garment. For the KAL I’m going to use Elsebeth Lavold’s Hempathy, which I think will produce a lighter result. Be assured, I’ll let you know how it goes!

I hope all of your summer knitting projects are coming along swimmingly!

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