Summer's Shadow Shawl From Hemstitched Heirlooms - Day 3 | Author Allie Pleiter

Summer's Shadow Shawl from Hemstitched Heirlooms - Day 3

Celebrating freedom–in more ways than one…

Finally, I’m free to turn that magical corner and begin the lace section! 

Summer's Shadow Shawl from Hemstitched Heirlooms - Day 3 1
It’s so energizing to switch to 30-stitch rows, even though I realize I’ll have 342 of them.  The refreshment of something with a bit more substance than all that garter stitch is huge.

I’ll admit to a bit of worry that the business of all these colors—lush and lovely as they are—will hide the lace pattern.  Of course, it’s way too early to give in to such a concern.  This is lacework, after all—you can’t judge it until it’s blocked, much less two repeats in.

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One downside is that this project just went up several notches in the concentration requirement department.  Row counters will take care of some of it, but if I lose my way mid-row (which, at 32 stitches per row is easily preventable but not impossible), I’m sunk. That may make the Summer’s Shadow shawl a poor choice for public or meeting knitting.  I’ll need to get more familiar with the 12-row repeat before I feel confident venturing out of the house with this.

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Lucky for me, it’s a holiday weekend and I have lots of relaxing, uninterrupted knitting time at my disposal. Happy Independence Day, those of you in the U.S.!

PS: I realized I’ve been using the wrong name for this shawl: it’s Summer’s Shadow, not Summer Shadow.  My apologies to designer Angelea McGarrah.
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