Stave off the chill with the Trillium knitted shawl pattern
Air conditioning season (a.k.a. summer) is almost here. All season long, we go from the heat to the cold, outside in the sun to inside in the AC.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my AC, but it can get a little chilly in restaurants and office buildings. As knitters, we should look forward to this time of year, because we can get out all of out lace shawls and put them to good use.
If you’re looking for a new knitted shawl patterns , I have one for you! It’s our Trillium Shawl kit. The pattern is in the summer 2015 issue of Interweave Knits, and we’ve kitted it up for you! You’ll get the yarn, the magazine, and the pattern. The yarn for this project is Anzula Squishy (80% merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon) in the Madam colorway, and it takes two skeins.
The finished measurements of the Trillium Shawl are a generous 72” wide and 33½” tall, great for covering up when that AC really gets pumping.
The shawl is worked from the top down and finished with a beautiful, dramatic perpendicular edging. The semicircular shape is achieved with just six increases worked within the lace patterning across each fourth row. It’s a really neat pattern.
You know I looked up “trillium” so I could share it with you! I’m a gardener, so I knew it was a flower, but I couldn’t put my finger on exactly which flower. When I saw a photo of it, I recognized it right away. It’s a beautiful, petite tri-petaled flower; here in Spokane, we most often see it as a ground cover. Lovely. I usually see it in white, but I thought I’d post a photo of the red version, since it goes so well with the shawl.
Get your Trillium Shawl Kit today so you can cast-on and get it knit up before the summer hot/cold dance begins!
P.S. I find I wear more shawls in the warmer months than in the cooler months. How about you? Leave a comment below and weigh in!