Free Pattern Friday March 16, 2012 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas, Store Samples

Summer Flies

(Photos: Donna Griffin)

Summer Flies by Donna Griffin is a lovely lacy shawl which is both pretty and practical.  The half-moon shape lends itself well to being worn on the shoulders or around the neck and the effect is delicate without being overly fussy. Constructed with alternating butterfly and openwork trellis motifs this shawl is a perfect accessory for spring days and cool summer evenings. We knit our store sample using Manos del Uruguay’s Silk Blend in beautiful shades of lavender and purple but any DK-weight yarn will work well for this project.


(Photos: Tanis Lavallée) 

Sunnyside by Tanis Lavallée is an adorable baby sweater knit from the top down in one piece.  The pattern provides options for both a lacy cable and picot edge or a rope cable and garter stitch hem and calls for soft fingering-weight yarn.  We have lots of options in store for this project from 100% superwash merino to cashmere/merino blends depending on budget and preference.

– Melissa