Summer is OVER! However, judging by our weather in Los Angeles, it is still summer here. This shawl is appropriately named, "Summer Flies." It's a free pattern on Ravelry by Donna Griffin. I was sitting next to a lady at the El Segundo Slipt Stitchers Knitters Guild meeting a few months ago and admired her version of this pattern. I'm not much of a lace knitter, but this pattern is really spelled out, row by row, so I thought I'd give it a try. This shawl is a lovely little throw for mild evenings. It can also be scrunched up and used like a scarf under a jacket.
Here's Donna's description of this pattern: "My how summer flies by, but this lacy summer shawl is the perfect accessory to cover bare shoulders on a breezy summer evening. The butterfly and lace motif are accented by a knotted openwork trellis, reminiscent of butterflies happliy fluttering through your summer garden."
I used some single strand sport weight wool that I bought a few years ago at the Taos Wool Festival made by Plain & Fancy Sheep & Wool Co. of Henderson Texas. and size 8 needles. Plain & Fancy calls this color "Bamboo." I think it resembles the color of CANNED PEAS!
Looks at those sweet little butterflies!