Friday, 12 July 2013

Summer Shawls + Giveaway!

In the Northern hemisphere, summer is heating up. What's a knitter or crocheter to do?! There are lots of small projects that are ideal for the dog days of summer, but lately we are inspired by all of the creative shawl designs that we've been seeing. They're great for keeping warm on cool summer nights (or in air conditioning, as the case may be!), and they're also a wonderful way to accessorize!

Veera Valimaki's Color Affection is still the #1 shawl we see when out and about, but she has many other creative patterns that will delight knitters of all persuasions!

Veera Valimaki's Color Affection
Another popular shawl pattern is Martina Behm's Hitchiker, which is part of an ebook contain four unique shawl patterns, all of which are great destash projects!
Martina Behm's Hitchhiker
We also spotted plenty of Stephen West shawls at TNNA: from Daybreak to Rockefeller, Stephen has a shawl design that is sure to suit your taste and skill level!

Stephen West's Rockefeller
When it comes to crochet shawls, Aoibhe Ni continues to stun with her crocheted creations using the Tunisian crochet technique! Many of her patterns are available for free on Ravelry, too!

Aoibhe Ni's Pax
July Giveaway

We've got three chances for you to win a KnitPro Shawl Pin this month! Simply leave a comment on this post telling us which shawl you are currently working on (or what's at the top of your shawl-knitting queue) for your chance to win! Don't forget to tell us your Ravelry ID or email address in case you win, too. We'll randomly select 3 lucky winners to announce on our next blog post!


  1. I'm heading to my lys to get the yarn for a color affection. I've finally decided to give into temptation :-)

    My ravelry id is Cleio.

  2. My ongoing knitting project for this vacation is a Pyttipanna shawl ( and I'm using the lovely yarn Lace from Manos del Uruguay.

    I'm Pysselnerd on Ravelry. And I know just a perfect spot for the lovely shawl pin in the giveaway... ;)

  3. I just finished a Ginkgo Crescent shawlette (by Jade Keaney) and my next one (next week) will be a Chic Bandana (by Audrey Collete)... or a Rendez Vous (by Lily Go), I still don't have decided yet.

    My ravelry id is Meeemyselfandiii.

    Thanks for this give-away !


  4. I am not going to show myself up by divulging the names of the many "In Progress" shawls that I have. Currently active is High Seas by Kieran Foley, which is more of a wrap, really. This is my umpteenth attempt at this lovely and unique pattern and I do believe that this time I am going to reach the end (one day!)

    My High Seas is being knitted in a handspun laceweight that I made myself from a hand-dyed roving from Natalie Fergie at The Yarn yard. It is going to be a wonderful light summer wrap. I'm knitting on 40cm Nova straights in a 4mm.

    View progress in my (plumbum) Ravelry notebook:

  5. I have lately been working on Croc-a-tail scarf.

  6. I have in my queu the wingspan pattern by maylin Tri'Coterie Designs. My id on ravelry is urukai2.
    Thanks for this give-away

  7. I am actually finishing Sunny Side Up from O/C Knitiot Designs by Deby Lake
    It's quite heavy Mittered Shawl.

    I also made this
    and this

    So whichever Knitpro Shawl Pin that I might win, I already have the suitable shawl to go with it.

    My ravelry id is riyuuhi.


  8. I'm working on Jeanne right now ( Rav ID: pokdej.

  9. Dinner in the Eiffel Tower is next on my to-knit shawl list. A wonderful name for a stunning design!
    lindarumsey on Ravelry

  10. I have finally joined the long list of knitters by knitting Veera Valimaki's Color Affection. I am not quite certain why I waited all of this time! RavID is jaydawnrn

  11. I'm working on a freebie: Annis by Susanna IC. Rav id iribeiro

  12. I just started Kashimiya by Diane Conroy a few days ago. Needed a sawl fix.

  13. I am finally finishing 2 knitted quilts that were started a long time ago. Then I can start on another scarf. Not sure which one yet.

  14. I'm working on my second Echo Beach by Kieran Foley.
    My Ravelry ID: chiaraz

  15. I am loving Freesia and have it in my queue. Quiltsewsewsue

  16. I'm knitting Cladonia []
    I love this shawl pin: it'll be perfect for my project!
    Crossed fingers!

  17. I'm planning to knit as soon as possible the Celestarium (!
    RavID: linnunrata

  18. I'm working on Maluka


  19. I'm knitting my second Sweet Dreams (Boo Knits)


  20. I finished the daybreak recently. I'd like to knit the color affection shawl next. =-) Rav : PurlsBeforeSheep