Make Your Summer Great with the Going Ashore Shawl!
Picture this: You’re at the lake or the beach on your summer vacation and decide to take a little walk along the shore. It’s a hot day so you’re wearing a sundress, which is perfect while you’re in town, but once you get out by the water’s edge the breeze is a little chilly. You don’t want a full cardigan or sweater, though—you just need a little something to throw over your shoulders to keep the breeze at bay. You need the Going Ashore Shawl!
This super-cute crochet shawl from Interweave Crochet Summer 2018 is just right for the beach, but it’s a great travel companion no matter where you’re off to this summer. Heading up to the mountains? You’ll want something to wrap around you at night when the air is crisp. Going to a big city? Air conditioning in museums, shops, and theaters is usually dialed up to 11, so you’ll definitely need a crocheted shawl when you’re indoors. Planning a staycation? You need a crochet project wrap up in while you binge-watch your favorite shows!
The versatile Going Ashore Shawl is perfect for every place you’ll be this summer. And we’re now offering this fantastic project in a kit, so you can get everything you need to stitch it in time for your summer adventures. I love the pops of yellow in the original—it’s so summery, and it’s the perfect amount of yellow for those of us who love the color but can’t wear too much of it—but if yellow isn’t your thing, the kit also comes in a red option!
My favorite thing about this project is, of course, the stripes. Nautical stripes are such a classic look (and they’re totally on point if you are, in fact, going to the beach) that this shawl really can go anywhere and with anything! It looks great over a dress, shorts and a T-shirt, wide-leg pants and a breezy top . . . the possibilities are endless. I especially love the stripes-on-stripes look we went for the in the magazine—you can never have too many stripes—but I think you could even pair it with a patterned dress or top; just make sure the colors coordinate!
The stripes are the main thing that draws me to the Going Ashore Shawl, but the yarn is a close second. Made in Sugar Bush Yarns Itty-Bitty, a fine merino/nylon/cashmere blend, this shawl is wonderfully soft and breathable. The nylon adds strength, so this piece is sturdy enough for whatever you get up to this summer. And don’t let the fine-weight yarn intimidate you: this shawl actually works up quickly once you get the pattern down.
If you’ve been searching for the perfect summer accessory, this is it! The Going Ashore Shawl can follow you wherever you go this season. Get the kit now and crochet it in time for your next trip!