|Love is a Rose Shawl by Kathryn White|
|Solar Wrap by Daniela Nii|
Now isn't this fancy? Daniela Nii's pattern calls for approximately 900 yards of "100% Mako cotton mercerized and gassed." What? I've got mercerized cotton (Paton's Grace is an easy to find option), but "gassed"? Don't even know what that means. The yarn I'm thinking is actually an acrylic (well, actually it says "acrilico"), but it has the same feel of mercerized cotton, so I think it will be cool for the summer. Either I picked this up on vacation or a friend gifted it to me, not sure.
|Electra Wrap by Vashti Braha|
And as much as I like all of these, the one that I was all swooning over is the Ennis Shawl, also by Vashti Braha. She used bamboo for the triangular shaped Tunisian stitch shawl. Love it. I know I've got some bamboo around here somewhere.
I love shawls for the summer. They make you want to have dinner and sip sangria outside on a patio and watch the twinkling fireflies. I'm thinking, if I make more shawls, my hubby will feel compelled to take me out for that pitcher of sangria. See, yarn can be used passively aggressively.
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